The English don't like foreigners. Never have.
It's just a thing. Comes of being on an island for ten thousand years.
"The people are bold, courageous, ardent and cruel in war. But very inconstant, rash, vainglorious, light and deceiving. And very suspicious, especially of foreigners, whom they despise".
Emanuel van Meteren
September 6, 1535 - April 11, 1612
"The inhabitants are extremely proud and overbearing. They care little for foreigners, but scoff and laugh at them".
(An unknown German author, describing visit to England by Frederick, Duke of Wurttemberg in 1592.
"Someone shouted that we were all English. Why are we running? The English don't run. And so it went on. Having fled in panic, some of the supporters would then remember that they were English and this was important, and they would remind the others that they too were English, and this was important, and with renewed sense of national identity, they would come abruptly to a halt, turn around, and charge the Italian police".
(upon witnessing English football hooligans fighting a pitched battle with the Italian police, Sardinia 1990)
"The best thing I know between England and France is the sea".Douglas Jerrold (1803-1875) - English author & journalist
"Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live".John Milton (1643) - English poet
"He that wishes to see his country robbed of its rights can not be a patriot". Samuel Johnson