Something I picked up (apart from a dose of cyber clap from www.grannies_who_put_out.com) whilst browsing ...
"Once upon a time, a group of unwashed rebels with unconventional religious ideals used guerilla tactics to fend off an imperialist army. Raids, robberies, false surrenders and ambushes were used to give them an edge over a superior force. The imperialists accused them of being barbaric, and failing to follow the rules of engagement.
The French clandestinely, and later openly, intervened in the war, providing the rebels with much needed cash and weaponry.
Over time, after thousands of skirmishes, the British lost the revolutionary war." Source.
Over time, after thousands of well intentioned votes led to the election of some jug-eared smirking git, Britain lost again.