I particularly like the comment from Rachelthedigger: "The whole point of being English is that you are descended from immigrants!" This is certainly a great line to use and so very true.
It is time for the progressive left to reclaim Englishness.
On the good side we are quirky, fluid, always right, unafraid to be different and to stand out but secretly wanting to belong. Oh, and we are of immigrant stock (I think I have Belgians in my family line) and as for the Royal family...
On the bad side we are agressive and crap at football and tennis (IF Murray wins I will be British for a while).
There is nothing in those lists that mean the English have to be right wing. We are a mixed bunch who have welcomed new people to our country, revelling in their difference and the skills and ideas that they bring.
While the Welsh invented the NHS and the Welfare State, the English are proud of them. Apart from the odd Tory, you don't