This year, in my part of the world at least, one could be forgiven for assuming that St George’s Day had been cancelled! No flags or buntings, no celebrations, no dedicated evenings in local pubs and restaurants, no staged events. When I visited Trafalgar Square in the early evening of yesterday, I met only a small handful of celebrants, and sadly there were no red and white flags to be seen in the surrounding area.
The Liberal Elite have long felt awkward in publicly acknowledging St George’s Day. They feel ill at ease with any overt display or appreciation of Englishness, presumably because they are anxious at our being reminded in a positive way about our indigenous ethnic roots.
Despite five decades of post-war negative indoctrination, the collective persistent and stalwart efforts of a dedicated few individuals succeeded in putting St George’s Day back on the national calendar. In recent years, its prominence had increased so much that there were calls to make it a bank holiday. Then to some extent, the lefties decided to jump on the band-waggon in an attempt to derail the essential patriotic element by foisting it with an all-inclusive, ‘multi-culti’ bias. Now it seems as if everyone’s given up, which is just what the Establishment has wanted all along. Mission accomplished, or so they think!