About six months ago a friend of mine said to me that the problem we, that is the Conservative Party, have is that we fail to understand how much Labour hates us. To paraphrase, "Our problem is we want to play cricket, and they don't".
It's just occured to me the same rule applies in the England vs Scotland thing. We - that is the English - just don't get why the Scots hate us so much, yet we insist on trying to play cricket on the subject.
The English are bloody weird sometimes.