April 23, 2014
Contact: Adebusuyi Adeyemi

First YF Google Hangout (St George's Day)

On St George's Day, the Young Fabians were proud to host its first Google Hangout, asking the question "What is the future of the English identity?"

On St George's Day, the Young Fabians were proud to host its first Google Hangout, asking the question "What is the future of the English identity?"

The think tank British Future believes the English are "too nervous" to celebrate St George's Day, after a poll found they were more likely to be able to correctly name the date of the US Independence Day and St Patrick’s Day than they are their own national saint’s day.

The poll found that people in England are twice as likely to say they are more English than British than the other way round. Forty per cent said they were more English than British, while only 17 per cent feel more British than English. Just over a third (37 per cent) felt equally English and British.

In the context of the Scottish referendum, there is a space/need to explore the English identity and whether it has future in modern Britain? The Young Fabians are proud to pioneer new technologies like Google Hangouts as a way of increasing engagement with members outside of London. Look out for similar events in the future as we hope to share more of our experiences across different media platforms and offer more ways to get involved.


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