Mongrel Nation on the Discovery Channel has Eddie Izzard, in his own special camp and random way, explaining some of those things I’ve been saying for years. Namely, the British aren’t some homogenous bunch, but the creations of centuries of immigration and invasion- and that’s what makes us so great. This knowledge, and the idiocy of the racists who cling to made up symbols of ‘Britishness’, is what inspired the themes of my Union Jack idea.

Plus, as a Northerner, there’s a strong chance I’m part Viking. This could mean I’m distantly related to Johnny, but nothing’s perfect.