My husband is English and I lived in England for over 5 years. I found the people to be friendly and nice. Some of them do have very strong opinions or maybe it's just that they weren't afraid to share them. A lot of my conact with English people was through church though as that was who I associated with. I've never been on holiday with a large group of them. Sometimes I think that when people get in a large group with others like them they feel more confidant or more able to let go of thier normal restrictions. I remember doing that as a teenager. I'm NOT saying it's ok. Especially when you are around other people you need to make sure you are considerate. Hopefully I'll never run across this kind of behavior en mass no matter what nationality.