Hating comes hard to the English. We do intolerance, prejudice, self-interest and jingoism as well as anyone if not better, but English culture is not kind to outright hating. It is difficult to build a hating political movement in a culture where understatement, self-effacement, good manners, fair play and humour, the essence of the notion of Englishness, are rated so highly.
Will Hutton. Observer 4 January 2015