Not even after a thousand years this century. One way or another, they have always preferred Abroad.
The English and British Left's general sympathy for the Irish Republican cause may be seen in those terms, as may the pro-Palestinian sympathy, the anti-war sympathy and rather more than sympathy, and so on.
It would and does define itself as the original anti-colonial struggle, all the way back to 1066.
Against an occupying French aristocracy and an occupying French, then German monarchy, the latter lately binding a deracinated client class to the interests of the former.
Hence, in no small measure, the Left's opposition to the European Union.