Professor Scruton, almost none of what you wrote above could be accepted by the Conservative Party. "Conservatives believe that our identities and values are formed through our relations with other people, and not through our relation with the state." I agree - but what this means is that Britishness is about a horizontal relationship between British people - people of like descent and culture - and not about the vertical relationship with the Home Office, which has granted a piece of paper (a citizenship document or passport) to millions of people who don't share any commonalities with British people. There has got to be a distinction between being really British, and merely being a British citizen, which is just a relation with the state [ So true - see Nationality - Editor ]. Because Cameron supports the extinction of our nation by mass demographic change, he could not accept anything you wrote.