Any discussion about citizenship and national characteristics in a country consisting of two nations, a Principality, a Province and various quasi-autonomous areas such as Cornwall, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, is bound to be difficult.
British identity is in the eye of the beholder, however most indigenous British people can agree on what they consider not to be British. Sadly, due to the crushing effect of political correctness and a fear of prosecution under Great Britain's Orwellian 'hate crime' laws, most people harbor these views in private, burying them deep inside themselves but holding them nonetheless.
It's a strange phenomenon that British people of all shades of opinion openly criticize, and even make derogatory remarks about their own country, but take umbrage when a foreigner or an immigrant voices similar sentiments. That same umbrage bubbled to the surface when the notoriously anti-British, Nick Clegg used a recent speech to redefine what it is to be British.
The fact that someone as anti-British as Clegg is holding the position of Deputy Prime Minister of our country is insult enough, but students of political speech making will realize that he was not only redefining British identity but openly displaying his contempt for the indigenous British people at the same time.
Clegg will be well aware of the issues that are of most concern to the British people and where they stand with regard to them. With that in mind he has constructed his speech to: a) redefine British identity in his own image, b) attempt to show some British roots, and c) insult, smear and denigrate anyone who holds traditional views.
The speech was also designed to pour scorn an anyone who disagrees with his view on the EU, immigration and multi-culturalism. He also made the point of 'loving' everything about Great Britain that the indigenous people loath while making no mention of the things that matter.
Nick Clegg has done nothing of note in his life outside of politics and he is particularly steeped in the machinations of the European Union bureaucracy. He is ruthlessly dedicated to the destruction of Great Britain and its relegation to a mere province of a federal United States of Europe.
It becomes obvious the more one listens to Clegg that he can barely disguise his loathing for Great Britain, its people, its history, its culture together with its Judeo-Christian values and moral code. He is a placeman for the European Union zealots who have charged him with deceiving the British people into surrendering what's left of their sovereignty to the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels.
Despite the fact that Clegg is only one quarter English and considers himself a citizen of Europe, he deliberately used the collective 'we' when informing the people what he 'loved' about Great Britain in order to create the illusion that he is one of us. He needs to be told that after that insulting speech he most definitely is not.
As I have written previously we are standing amid the wreckage of a once great nation; a nation that achieved its greatness long before the arrival of people such as Clegg who's only mission in life is to destroy what's left of our great country. A country that has been reduced to almost third world status and where vast areas have been turned into mono-cultural, poverty stricken, welfare addicted, crime ridden ghettos that don't resemble Great Britain in any way, shape or form.
Clegg considers this destruction to be a great achievement and it forms part of the Britain he 'loves'.
He claims that "he 'loves' the way we can cherish our traditions" while he is doing his best to erase those same traditions together with British patriotism and anything that is quintessentially British, all in the interests of multi-culturalism.
He claims that he 'loves' the fact 'we' churn out one ingenious invention after the next, such as the telephone, the steam engine, the jet engine, the world wide web etc. For his information, these were 'churned' out long before his arrival on the scene when Britain was still a free, independent and sovereign nation. I am not sure that we could have 'churned' these inventions out in a dumbed down Britain run by Clegg and his cohorts.
He 'loves' the fact that 'we' insist on queuing abroad when the locals don't, which is nonsense - in my long expatriate career I didn't queue if the locals didn't, my elbows were sharp as anyone else's and they competed with the best of them.
Indulging in traditional 'progressive' propaganda, he 'loves' the fact that the BBC and the NHS are known and respected across the planet.
No they are not! The NHS is known for its death factories, inefficiencies, interminable waiting lists, its low cancer survival rates and the pathetically low life expectancy if one is taken sick at the weekend. The BBC is renown for its nature programs, Top Gear and its continuous output of left wing propaganda.
In an act designed to enrage the indigenous people Clegg 'loves' the fact that our cities are no longer British and have been colonized by every race, religion, colour and language in existence.
He 'loves' that his wife, the wealthy Spanish lawyer Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, has that feeling of freedom you get in Britain, that "simply doesn't exist anywhere else".
I would suggest she put that freedom to the test and partake of that quaint British custom of an evening or Sunday afternoon stroll, perhaps in the Somali held areas of Ealing or Southall in South West London.
She could try taking a freedom stroll in Somali held Toxteth, Liverpool; after all her husband 'loves' the fact that these cities are home to non English speaking colonists from "all corners of the planet".
Apart from some other banalities about 'loving' the shipping forecast and wearing T-shirts and flip flops when the sun isn't shining, he goes on to tell us that he 'loves' living in a country that is synonymous with human rights and the rule of law.
Because of his youth, inexperience and lack of interest in British history he will be unaware that human rights and the rule of law have been evolving in our country for centuries. We did not have a human rights problem and we didn't need European human rights laws to be enshrined into British law on the orders of the EU bureaucrats.
This is a crooks charter that was put in place to facilitate the imposition of multi-culturalism by making it practically impossible to deport an immigrant no matter how heinous the crime.
Clegg 'loves' this abomination that has allowed all manner of criminal low lifes and terrorists from around the globe to remain in our country to rob, rape and murder the indigenous population with little fear of any serious repercussions.
Clegg demonstrates his imbecility by saying that he 'loves' the fact that the British people respond to any problem, big or small, with a cup of tea. Really? This truly is desperate stuff and an absolutely pathetic attempt to display some Britishness.
In spite of the fact that the vast majority of the British people believe in traditional marriage and family life, Clegg 'loves' the fact that Great Britain is a place where you can be a homosexual and proud - "and now you can get married too". He also claims that Great Britain should have a homosexual Prime Minister. Who would he suggest that should be, the expenses thief, David Laws, the grossly perverted Mark Oaten, the vulgar exhibitionist Chris Bryant or Deputy Speaker of the House, Nigel Evans, who is currently on trial for sexually assaulting his male colleagues?
I won't bore the reader with rest of his nonsense but I will move on to his attempt at displaying his roots. He informs us that after the First World War his grandfather watched the returning troops which left him desperately upset that he hadn't been called up to the front. Apparently he passionately believed that to be a British soldier defending our values of liberty and peace, was the most noble thing you could be.
If he felt that passionate then he could have emulated British hero, William 'Billy Boy' Tickle and thousands of others, including my own grandfather, who demonstrated their passion with action not words; they disguised their ages and volunteered at age sixteen before serving their country in France.
Clegg makes no mention of any other ancestor because his paternal grandfather is as deep as his British roots go. There is no "good yeoman who's limbs were made in England" for Clegg, he considers himself a citizen of Europe far and above being a citizen of Great Britain.
The latter part of his speech was dedicated to extolling the virtues of the EU while ignoring the disaster that EU membership has wreaked upon the people of Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and the rest of the Mediterranean countries. He also used this part of his speech to insult, smear and denigrate anyone who disagrees with his vision of a degraded Great Britain in a greater Europe.
Apparently, Clegg's vision consists of "great liberal qualities" while the British people's desire for individual liberty and freedom from a tyrannical bureaucracy in their own sovereign nation is "some sepia-tinted memory of Empire" or "some stuffy parochialism dressed up as patriotism".
With boring predictability he goes on to link the anti-EU parties in Europe with extremism then with all the subtlety of Josef Goebbels attempts to link these parties with the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and its leader Nigel Farage.
It is Nick Clegg's ambition to see Great Britain reduced to a mere province of a post democratic United States of Europe under the thumb of unelected bureaucrats like the anti-British Belgian, Herman von Rumpuy and the Spanish Maoist, Jose Manuel Barrosso.
What Clegg omitted from his speech is a testament to his lack of roots and his deliberate attempt to erase what real born and bred people of this Sceptred Isle consider to be an essential part of being British.
He failed to mention:
Her Majesty the Queen as Head of State - we know he would prefer Herman von Rumpuy or Angela Merkel.
The codification of English law and its evolution since Aethelstan and Alfred the Great up until that evolution was halted by remote, unaccountable European Judges.
Magna Carta and the enshrining of basic rights.
Sir Winston Churchill and the sacrifices made by the British people during their fight against the German domination of Europe.
British military traditions and history from Boadicea to Colonel H Jones. Great battles for liberty including Agincourt, Waterloo, Trafalgar, the Battle of Britain and Goose Green.
Britain's Judeo-Christian heritage as evidenced by the great cathedrals and churches that bless every village, town and city.
Britain's literary heritage doesn't get a mention, nothing about Shakespeare, Bunyan, Dickens or even Geraldus Cambrenesis.
I could go on but I am loath to spend any more time on traitors and quislings like Nick Clegg and his ilk.
In conclusion I am happy to say that I am not the only one that holds Nick Clegg in complete and utter contempt; Stephen Glover says it in his own inimitable style. It's a pity that the electors in his constituency of Sheffield Hallam don't open their eyes and look at the damage they are doing to their country.
And on that note I will close with a Shakespearean quote which is the antithesis of Clegg.
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you called fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble luster in your eyes.
Henry V - Act 3 Scene 1
For those with a strong constitution Clegg's transcript is here but be warned, a sick bag will be required.