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English Heart and German Steel

In Britain, England, Football, Germany, History, Identity on May 18, 2011 at 14:22

The Heart of English Football this year is undoubtedly Manchester as both domestic trophies, league title and FA Cup are held by Man United and Man City respectively. Sir Alex’ team can even go a step further in adding a Champions League trophy to their record- breaking nineteenth league title.

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European Conceptions

In History, Identity on May 11, 2011 at 11:27

There is widespread fear that Britain might become too closely engaged in European affairs.

A section in the guardian newspaper is titled World under which there are more subsections. One of them carries the title Europe. It is the conception of Europe within the mainstream English media, that the UK is not a part of the EU and of Europe as a continent. Given the flaws built in the EU constitution this seems rather logic. However, there still linger some suspicion that the British are rather quite pleased that they are living on an island just off the coast of mainland Europe. Just so they can tell themselves that they are not a part of this funny old continent.

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