Susan O’Keeffe: One Nation One Britain anthem strikes the wrong note

The British Education Secretary wants school children to join together and sing for shared values of tolerance, kindness, pride and respect on ‘One Britain One Nation day’ — has he taken leave of his senses?

24th June, 2021
Susan O’Keeffe: One Nation One Britain anthem strikes the wrong note
‘Boris Johnson has previously praised the work of OBON, yet even the laziest schoolchild knows that the UK is most definitely not one nation’

We all became so used to the term Brexit that we barely remember life before the word was coined. Hard to believe five years have passed since Brexit became a reality and now, we have a new term, part of the British effort to persuade themselves that that fateful referendum decision was really a good idea.

Enter, OBON – a remarkable creation – meaning One Britain, One Nation. This is a movement, designed to bring...

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