A patriot can criticise his country. A nationalist needs enemies

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I get so bored by those who come on here to ask me why, if I hate the UK so much, why don’t I leave?

The demand does, of course, come straight from the Fascist handbook.

The best riposte I have seen is this:

A patriot can criticise his country, stay with it, and go through the democratic process.

A nationalist needs enemies.

That comes from an interview with David Cornwell aka John le Carre, in 2018.