Agreed with all of this, but don't pretend northerners don't also love playing into this so-called mythical north. From football to music, they try to elevate themselves above southerners, even though they are all the same nationality and most of these northerner lefties moaning would recoil from living in a house in green lanes 700£ pm with a boiler not working and fungi growing out of the kitchen.
Well a huge part of the population there has Irish roots, and there's a big Welsh strain, too. Lot of Catholics. I strongly doubt there's any serious movement to establish an independent city-state, but it's not hard to see why a lot of people there might consider themselves somewhat apart from the rest of England.That's absurd. How on earth would scousers constitute themselves into another nation, and if they are not English, why are they so tightly tied to English trade?
PG: Their commitment to the Conservative electoral option, and the neofascist common sense that is now entangled with it, cannot be dismissed as a passing result of the lies and distortions that follow from carefully targeted psychographic interventions. There are forms of vernacular neoliberalism alive in our Black cultures. They’ve been there for ages, largely unchallenged. The bootstrapping, self-reliance and something-for-nothing mythologies might even appear, in a certain light, to offer an answer to how people manage the impact of racism in their lives.
Think back 40 years to the old Conservative election poster that said: “Labour say he’s Black, Conservatives say he’s British.” Four decades later, the compost from that intervention has fostered new right-wing life. The hyper-individuation of neoliberal life might resonate with the idea that racism never lets Blacks be individuals.
Dude, the Scousers fucking hate the Tories and the Southerners, they do see themselves as having a different identity. Particularly since Thatcher which is when the whole Harry Enfield CALM DOWn signing on pastiche started. Being a scouser was very different before she declared war on 'em.
Well yes, I'm sure you get a much better class of police brutality in Turkey, just like everything else.Otherwise I'm not ignorant about the tensions between the north and the south, but they are hardly exclusive to England and its superiority complexes. In fact, they are quite mild here, no bloodfeuds and no guns. Whereas in the ancestral lands the cops are eager to beat us up and torture us based on regional location.
Not that mild if you look at things like Hillsborough and the subsequent smearing of Scousers by the press. There were riots in Toxeth a few years into the Thatcher premiership and I'm sure they've been others since....Otherwise I'm not ignorant about the tensions between the north and the south, but they are hardly exclusive to England and its superiority complexes. In fact, they are quite mild here, no bloodfeuds and no guns. Whereas in the ancestral lands the cops are eager to beat us up and torture us based on regional location.
I support this. I propose you act as a salesman for The Sun and try get subscribers for their new online platform in a range of pubs.anyway, was just having a shower and in the name of science I thought of a way to prove which one of us is right. My train trip to Liverpool is funded by the forum, I set a sample size of 50, each participant is asked will they support hanging the royals and the burning of the union jack. Then I go home. not only do we have a sample size to infer from (for science) but you lots pasty skin is saved from the joys of inter-pasty civilised fighting.