This is partly why I’m struggling with the concept of being British at the moment; I simply don’t want to share my sense of tribal identity with people of that ilk. And maybe it’s why I pay far more heed to a person’s qualities than the country from which they hail.
So would it be perverse of me to admit liking a placard being held by a woman at a protest meeting? It said:
Seems I’m not perfect yet (but I still very much like the placard.)