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Episode 78: England, Englishness and anti-racism after the Euros

with Shaista Aziz and John Denham

Can Englishness be anti-racist? After a remarkable football tournament, where the England football players made such a strong anti-racist statement we draw out some of the political implications for anti-racism and the constitutional future of the United Kingdom after Brexit. To get a handle on these issues Luke Cooper talks to two impeccably qualified guests. Shaista Aziz is an avid and lifelong England fan, anti-racist activist, and member of the FA’s Asylum Seeker and Refugees Network, and John Denham, the former Labour MP who is now a professor at Southampton University and Director of the Centre for English Identity and Politics.

For more on the ideas discussed in today’s podcasts, see:



And Shaista’s 1m strong petition:

Editor: Camilo Tirado
Producer: Luke Cooper

6th August 2021