The Prime Minister, who has said he wants a new relationship between government and citizens, has begun work on a draft statement setting out what he believes it means to be British, which he will launch in January.
It will be put out to consultation with members of the public invited to give their opinions on his definition of Britishness, said to include such words as "decency", "fairness" and "opportunity".
Insiders said the statement was intended to reflect "the ideals and principles that bind us together as a nation", and will include a list of "great British books" and historical documents that "constitute the essence of our Britishness".
Add in this as a reminder of what we\’ve historically done to those who have breached those documents and we\’d be getting somewhere I think.
Might give pause to those recommending the abolition of habeus corpus for example, imprisonment without trial maybe.