Here are a few quotations which show how the British Establishment think about England:-
Labour – Jack Straw
“The English are potentially very aggressive, very violent”
John Prescott – “There is no such nationality as English”
Labour - Gordon Brown
“the Nations & Regions of Britain” [Note he means that Scotland, Wales & N Irleand are Nations - England is only a collection of Regions !]
Conservative & Unionist Dave Cameron
“I’ll take on the sour Little Englanders, I’ll fight them all the way”.
Conservative & Unionist William Hague
“English Nationalism is the most dangerous of all forms of nationalism”.
Liberal Democrats – Charlie Kennedy
Said that breaking England up into EU Regions is good because “it is calling into question the idea of England itself”.