A positive rant...We should celebrate our green and pleasant land! That of ancient legend, blue skies and chivalry. Our flag of Union, King Arthur and William Shakespeare. Queen Elizabeth I and Francis Drake. Of Remembrance at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, wearing our poppies with pride, standing firm for those who've carved their souls in our hearts defending our isle and the Police who uphold that freedom. The NHS and all work within. The Magna Carta and our principle of democratic government. A good old cuppa tea! Our freedom to speak, roam and do as we wish. Keats, Burns and Wordsworth. Our sense of fair play, along with our stiff upper lip. The English language - used throughout the world. A sense of humour that only we understand. Punching above our weight on the world stage while remaining too important to get left out. A full English breakfast, stilton, cheddar, pork pies, cornish pasties, kippers, black pudding, scotch whisky, cider and real ale. Roast sunday lunch, pic-nics, curry, fish and chips and every other food and drink we should defend when all the rest think they are superior. Afternoon tea, along with our Blitz and Dunkirk Spirit. Churchill, Henry V and Agincourt. Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters - Keep Calm and Carry On. Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Lotus. Standards, Politeness and Manners. Harley Street, Carnaby Street, Princes Street, Downing Street. Edinburgh Castle, tattoo and Grey Friar's Bobby. Having had an Empire but being man (and smart) enough to stay friends afterwards. Telford, Brunel, Watt, Newton, Whittle, Dyson, Nelson, Jenner, Darwin, Nightingale, Wellington, Cromwell, Danger Mouse and Richard Branson. Our weather! Be it our 6 days of summer, or the rain at the weekend ruining the game, BBQ or a day at the seaside. Our annual failure to live under less than 1cm of snow without panicking. Our country houses, blocks of flats, cottages and housing estates. Wembley, Lords, Twickenham and Wimbledon. Tyneside, the Clyde and Devonport. Our RAF, Navy and Army. Help for Heroes. Red, White, Blue! The Red Arrows. Saints George, Andrew and David. British wit, sarcasm and irony (and that so many nations think they understand it but fail to realise the irony when we sarcastically confirm that they don't). Castles, Cathedrals, pomp and pageantry. Princess Diana, King Henry VIII, Queen Victoria and our Queen Elizabeth II. Big Ben, Guy Fawkes, Auld Lang Syne, Black Cabs, Red London buses, the BBC and British Bulldogs. Winning the 2012 Olympics just to spite the French. The "English" Channel. Greenwich Mean Time. 0 degrees where East and West originate. Hating the French but drinking their wine. Listening to the Australians in how good they are at our sports and then beating them comprehensively at Rugby, Cricket etc. Universities famed throughout the world. William Wallis and Robin Hood. Most of the best authors the word has known. 007, Harry Potter, Carry On films and Wallace and Grommet. Protecting our Falklands. Being prepared to queue and tut. Would everyone please show some respect. This country hasn't happened by accident. It is built on a foundation of trust. On morals and decency. If you feel some pride in our green and pleasant land, leave your contribution for the next generations. They too deserve to know that they live in Great Britain.