Why is it that the Scots and the Welsh have strong national identities, with the emphasis on music, dance and literature etc. and this is widely well-regarded and respected by other people? Whereas if we, ie the English try to do this, everything seems to come down to football. We have a rich heritage of literature, traditional music and folk dance – yes, the Morris – but you see an English flag and it seems to symbolise something chavvy and distasteful.
And if you expand this to British Nationalism, there's Nick Griffin and co. It seems we go from zero to Fascism, with nothing in between.
Something in the national psyche? Something to do with our colonial past?