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?
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.
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.
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.