> Well the orignal question I posed seemed to to have provoced an
> reaction. Ok so I am English, but i t's not my fault the Cooks came down
> from Scotland and settled in Whitby, nor is the rest of my family history
Why should anything about England be a fault at all? I know lots of English
people who are really decent.
> Why should I be ashamed of being English,
A very good question. You can also ask why should you have to accept people
being insulting about England too. That seems to be popular here.