Regular Stoa readers will remember that in the unspeakable Liam Byrne’s comic pamphlet A More United Kingdom, someone made the rather good suggestion that we might introduce the much-anticipated British Values Day â€œby making more of an existing day e.g. Pancake Dayâ€. Well, today (Tuesday) was Pancake day, and therefore potentially also British Values Day.
Among other things, today I ate some Stilton cheese (and a pancake!), and watched parts of a football match on telly (though I suppose I should keep quiet about the fact that I wanted the notionally British team to lose).
Britons! What did you do today (or, depending on when you read this, yesterday) that was distinctively British?