No country has traditionally been more self-deprecating about national identity than Britain. Under the veil of liberalism, politicians have manufactured a concept of Britishness that stigmatises and criminalises minorities. Suella Braverman may have made an oath to British values but that doesn’t stop her speaking of an “invasion of our southern coast”. Her disgusting language shows that the term has become the instrument of an ugly, racist and profoundly un-British English nationalism, which is opposed ideologically and practically to the relaxed multiculturalism that Britain has historically sought to represent.
Client: Prospect Magazine. Art direction: Mike Turner