Here it comes, 9 months to go and everyone's getting shouty.
There is one place in the 21st century where it is particularly unfashionable to be British. That place is, of course, Britain. If, down the local or at a dinner party, the conversation turns to matters of politics and identity and you dare proclaim yourself a British patriot, brows wrinkle, looks are exchanged and seats scrape back a few inches. Persist – explain that you look on this country with pride, respect and deep affection – and you risk the kind of heated argument that will ruin an evening.