Winston Churchill was aware that any mention of England was simply not acceptable.
Since the 1970s there has been assiduously cultivated amongst the academic elite and media class, a habit of public belittlement of England and the English. For a country who has produced so many Nobel Prize winners in every field of human concern, and has culturally influenced the modern world more than any other, there is an astonishing lack of national identity.
writes Oliver Haiste in an otherwise excellent article about the modern day plight of England. But the anti-England/English ethos actually pre-dates the 1970s.
"There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word, which means more to me than any other. That word is ENGLAND" - WINSTON CHURCHILL, 1874-1965.
So, when did it all begin, and just what's with this tendency to make out that EVERYTHING, good or bad, began in the 1970s? Time and time again, we examine the true facts and find them different.