Author: Richard Haviland

Richard Haviland is a former civil servant for the Department for International Development, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and GCHQ. He writes regularly and has been published by, among others, 'The Times' and 'Byline Times'.

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Pride and shame: why I no longer feel proud to be British

Richard Haviland

“It’s some years now since I could say I felt proud to be British.” The British government’s sense of entitlement and lack of humanity towards refugees have changed Richard Haviland’s feelings of pride in being British to shame about what the government is doing: “I don’t hate my country, I just hate what they’ve done to it.”