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What's Good About Britain and Britishness?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by JosieWhitehead, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I'm getting fed up with the whole "bash Britain" thing, espoused mainly by leftists. Everything ever is all our fault, we're wrong for industrialising early, having an empire (we were the only ones ever), a temperate climate, some people with more money than others, some people with less money than others, a financial sector, being white (non-white Britons are OK), interfering in foreign wars, not interfering in foreign wars...
  2. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Yet we still have an enormous blessing no other state has.
  3. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    No, not fiery at all. I don't get upset over trivial things and in fact am feeling very sad because I've just had a telephone call to say that my best friend has died this morning. She was very British and we have been friends since we sat next to each other at College when 15 years of age.
  4. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    I am sorry for your loss, Josie.
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  5. fraisier

    fraisier Senior commenter

    Cf my posts #105 and #129. Watch the clip in #105, you’ll understand who this “our waiters” refers to.


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  6. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Sorry to hear that news Josie. ((((hug))))).
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  7. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Would that be you?;):)
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  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    What else?
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  9. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Every Kingdom should have a 'rac':eek:;)
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  10. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    We must be careful and not provide opportunities for international incidents. Just one of me and just one favoured nation.
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  11. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    You spoil us:p
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  12. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I do. I do.
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  13. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    You could be known as You-crack.
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  14. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    What's good about Britain and Britishness?
    We have a strong and stable leadership, thank goodness. It would be awful if we didn't. don't you think?
  15. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Better make sure the stable door is locked then, in case the mare bolts.
  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Dear @TES_Rosaline I think Aquamarine1234 should be released from the purgatory of pre-moderation onto the sunny uplands of the TES estates to enable her to take timely part in the Brexit discussions before 29th March.
  17. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Thank you for your kindness, all of you. Although my friend lives miles away, I could always pick up the phone and have a nice chat and a laugh, and since we've known each other for so long - well, she was a sister to me in every way (probably better than one). How I'll miss her. It must be Britishness to say kind things to another person - and thank you all so much.
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  18. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Whats good:-

    1. We have stood up against evil forces (Naziism) and arguably freedom would not exist on the planet today without us
    2. Our weather is aleways a good talking point
    3. Some of our traditions and celebrations
    4. We have many beautiful locations
    5. World renowned cities

    Whats less good:-

    1. The climate - about 7.C lower than ideal and certainly less sunny and wetter than ideal
    2. Brexit
    3. Stiff upper lip, not knowing how to relax then making a fool of ourselves when we do (lager louts etc)
    4.Our atomistic society (thanks Thatcher) - we don't quite come together as a genuine community like many other nations can and do
    5.Ridiculous disparity between richest and poorest
  19. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I can only agree most whole-heartedly.
    Though trying to do anything with a heart devoid of valves or ventricles etc seems to be actually quite difficult.
  20. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    If it helps, rac, I'm so TOTALLY BORED with Brexit, I've lost interest.

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