But, as it turns out, today wasn't the first time that Romney has been a dick to our friends across the pond. In fact, he wrote this in his 2010 book No Apology:
England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn't make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy.England looks like it comes from 7-11. Its houses aren't the right size. And I guess if you don't drink beer, you can't appreciate stouts or pale ale beers. (Not to mention the Beatles, the Clash, Shakespeare, Dr. Who, Monty Python, the original Office, and—for the ladies and some of our men—David Beckham with his shirt off. You know, Western culture.)
But since the country is not as big as one of Romney's mid-sized vacation homes, it's got no worth, no matter how Anglo-Saxon its heritage might be.