Little Englander


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Little Englander

(ˈɪŋɡləndə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (esp in the 19th century) a person opposed to the extension of the British Empire
2. informal Brit a person who perceives most foreign influences on Britain's culture and institutions as damaging or insidious
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"Every man out here is a Little Englander," he said.
"I suppose," he said, "it's because I'm a Little Englander."
He was no Little Englander. He had no earthly objection to Great Britain having Colonies.
Tim Wasdell has the cheek to call me uninformed, a delusional little Englander with Tory Brexitist ideas.
He puts down a previous Journal correspondent Alan Donnelly for thinking EU funding is a myth as if he is a little Englander. It is a well known fact however, that of the approximate PS13million we contribute to the EU coffers annually, we only get around a quarter to a third back to spend on our own projects.
Not only did they vote for Ukip last time, but this time voted for the little Englander Brexit Party who want Wales to be a little colony within England.
I have many family members who reside in England, almost all of whom are fully paidup readers of The Sun and The Daily Mail, and I now can't agree with any of their daft "little Englander" views.
And I'm chuffed he took off his Little Englander bobble hat to do so (left), by declaring that this country has the worst officials in the world.
"Don't you think your little Englander myopia will lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom?" Labour MP Paul Flynn challenges Prime Minister Theresa May on Brexit "I don't believe in privatisation - it has been a spectacular failure" Mick Whelan, general secretary of the Aslef union, condemns rail privatisation "Even in the States I got blamed for being too skinny.
These "patriotic Brits" consumed by their angry, reactionary, little Englander xenophobia clinging on to the British empire have ripped us out of the Europe and denied us billions of EU direct funding, and Mr Griffiths has the gall to call Leanne divisive?
Murphy reckons it's time that this Little Englander attitude in the GAA was brought to an end.
This is not the blinkered view of a typical Little Englander, but after so many almost meaningless matches served up week after week, the whole competition has lost is lustre.