Dan Hodges is an English newspaper columnist and son of Dame Glenda Jackson the former Labour Party MP. Dan writes for The Daily Mail. This means that Dan must represent the views of Mittel-Ingerland. Dan is very much not alone in his confusion about why other people don’t think being racist is a good thing. This is what Dan wrote in public today.
The phrase “I will never apologise for who I am or where I come from” has been associated with ‘toxic patriotism’ (racism) for a long, long time now. It has been the kind of language used on Facebook memes superimposed over an image of the flag of St George with a roaring male lion faded in. I hope that the England Men’s football team in the European Championship played across Europe in 2021 has changed that.