What is ‘Britishness’?

Very interesting article in the Economist:

Where the biggest gap emerges is in what constitutes Britishness for different groups. Interviews by YouGov for the Commission for Racial Equality showed that most ethnic minorities see Britishness as an identity that is defined by values—fair play, the rule of law and so on—whereas white Britons overwhelmingly cite fish and chips, Winston Churchill and other cultural and historical icons. The reason, suggests Peter Kellner of YouGov, is that Britain’s values, not its culture, are what attracted migrants in the first place.


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