Kevin, you should feel loads of pride in your fellow countrymen I think... ALL of the English people I've ever met have been just lovely! I think we all run into a few folks (frightened of what they don't understand - I agree) who aren't so nice and we're most apt to find them to near to home, since that's just where we are the most... but they're everywhere I'm afraid.

A blip in comparison, I can relate to!