Culture commentator says that America keeps bringing back the past while the UK is culturally constantly trying the new.

This article titled “How Britain got its patriotism back” was written by Jonathan Jones, for The Guardian on Saturday 17th December 2011 00.05 UTC

It takes a rare party leader to reach beyond the arid debates of the political elite and touch the passions of the people. David Cameron has proved himself that kind of leader with his use of Britain's European veto. This controversial gesture has struck a patriotic chord with a large part of the nation. It has put the Conservatives ahead in the polls and left Ed Miliband's leadership of Labour looking exposed while Cameron's leadership of the Conservatives is sacralised at the Eurosceptic altar.

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