Knowledge Base

Proud to be English?

Started by: extreme_one
On: 04/06/2018 | 08:27
Replies: 56

by: extreme_one
on: 04/06/2018 | 08:27

4England-Flag.gifSt. George's Cross

According to a recent survey, nearly three quarters of over-65s are proud to be English compared with fewer than half of those aged 18 to 24.




Are you English? Are you proud to call yourself English?


Smiley Indifferent
Message 1 of 57
by: tonicurtis1967
on: 04/06/2018 | 08:31
Yes .theres worse places
Message 2 of 57
by: swamppig
on: 04/06/2018 | 08:59

I'm Welsh but this is yet another example of BBC patriotic claptrap 

Message 3 of 57
by: bullphit
on: 04/06/2018 | 09:11
I am and proud to be
Get a free giffgaff Sim
Message 4 of 57
by: extreme_one
on: 04/06/2018 | 09:22

swamppig wrote:

I'm Welsh but this is yet another example of BBC patriotic claptrap 

Why is it patriotic claptrap @swamppig?


It's a fact that other nations take pride in their nationality, but we English seem less likely to do so.


Wouldn't you be interested to know how your fellow Welshmen and Women felt about their nationality?

If there was a poll to discover Welsh people's feelings would it be reasonable to dismiss that as patriotic claptrap too?

Smiley Indifferent
Message 5 of 57
by: joolzian
on: 04/06/2018 | 09:28

English by chance but I don't see a reason for pride.

Message 6 of 57
by: frenchielove
on: 04/06/2018 | 09:40

I used to be, not so much now though. Still, I would sooner be here than anywhere else

Message 7 of 57
by: claire1uk
on: 04/06/2018 | 09:47 edited: 04/06/2018 | 10:04

I am English as I was born in England, but I would not be patronizing to any Nationality.

I treat people as they are, individuals no matter where they are from. 

I always put my Nationality as English, not British on forms.

I do that for 'Me', not to upset any other nationalities, but unfortunately people can read things into something so simple. Smiley Happy 

Message 8 of 57
by: majorincident
on: 04/06/2018 | 09:47

I prefer to myself as British.  English has conotations that I don't like such as the flag in your post and the 'my country right or wrong' attitude that comes with patriotism. 

If a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy. David Davis, Conservative MP
Message 9 of 57
by: kate1028
on: 04/06/2018 | 09:47

I saw that on the news this morning @extreme_one, and I don’t see anything wrong with asking the question.  Not surprised at the results either.


As a Scot, I’m proud to be British, but I’ve never been particularly proud to be Scottish, although they always get my support in sporting events.  At the age of 10, I couldn’t wait to emigrate to America - my Texan pen friend made it sound wonderful. Needless to say, that never happened, but I did emigrate to England.


This is a great country - ALL of it.  A shame so many run it down.

Message 10 of 57