This song was inspired by the television presenter Jeremy Paxman's book The English: A Portrait Of A People.
Frontman Tom Clarke told The Sun April 17, 2009 that this is a pro-English song. He explained: "I think too often people whinge about how s--- England is, when it's not. England is one of the best countries in the world with one of the most advanced societies. We've got a National Health Service, which the rest of the world is envious of. I'm massively proud of our country. The song is looking at the changing face of the UK. People fear it. Like America, we now need a return to democracy. We just have two political parties, which are exactly the same. And that's why young people don't vote."