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So, no matter what your view of recent events and with what seems like constant negativity around Britain I thought id have a bit of light hearted fun... What actually makes you proud to be English/British??

For me David Jason, Cheese and pickle sandwiches and the Red Arrows!!... Go!!

 


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The empire....cricket, football, beans on toast, stiff upper lip.

 

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 12 Jun 20 12.36am Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Irony. Churchill. History. Football. Understatement. Manners. Pubs. Music

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 12 Jun 20 7.02am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

The common sense and fairness of the silent majority. With all this madness going on you would think we are all of a certain political persuasion. However come election time we do not vote for extremists and never have done.

I suspect most people are somewhat sympathetic to the problems of racism far more so that our European cousins. However BLM do not reflect the average man in the street and we do not like violence or vandalism.

Time for Boris and the police to step up.

 


One more point

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 12 Jun 20 7.33am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

The common sense and fairness of the silent majority. With all this madness going on you would think we are all of a certain political persuasion. However come election time we do not vote for extremists and never have done.

I suspect most people are somewhat sympathetic to the problems of racism far more so that our European cousins. However BLM do not reflect the average man in the street and we do not like violence or vandalism.

Time for Boris and the police to step up.

The head of this snake is white. Malcom x asked the question as did lammy.

 

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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 12 Jun 20 9.32am Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

Cricket, Bitter, sausages

 


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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 12 Jun 20 9.41am Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad as a friend

I wouldn't say proud (nor ashamed). I'd say happy to be this ethnicity (white British). It's the only one I know and it doesn't make me any better or worse than anyone else in the world.

 

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View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 12 Jun 20 9.51am Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

Ian Drury, Fawlty Towers, Self-effacing comedy, Sunday lunch, Remembrance Sunday, old editions of The Big Match, Selhurst Park

 


Living down here does have some advantages. At least you can see them cry.

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View Lombardinho's Profile Lombardinho Flag London 12 Jun 20 10.08am Send a Private Message to Lombardinho Add Lombardinho as a friend

When I get to know people from overseas and hear what attracted them to leave their country of birth and start a new life in the UK.
On the whole, it seems, as a people, we have more respect and manners than the ones in their former homelands. Also a sense of fairness allowing everybody to have a decent crack of the whip whatever one's background may be.
As the OP has encouraged a light-heartedness to this thread, for now, I'll suppress my real horror when I recognise my tribe falling short on the qualities mentioned above.
So, as well as The Red Arrows ( as mentioned by KBLF) too, although I can't fathom why, I also have pride in our nation's interpretation of Chuck Berry's Rock'n'roll throughout the 60's, 70's and beyond, sometimes known, across the pond as The British Invasion.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 12 Jun 20 10.14am Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by mezzer

Ian Drury, Fawlty Towers, Self-effacing comedy, Sunday lunch, Remembrance Sunday, old editions of The Big Match, Selhurst Park

The 'Don't Mention The War' episode has been binned.

 


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View Cucking Funt's Profile Cucking Funt Flag Barnard Castle 12 Jun 20 11.34am Send a Private Message to Cucking Funt Add Cucking Funt as a friend

Churchill. The film industry (Ealing, Hammer, Carry On etc). P G Wodehouse. The finest Empire the world has ever seen.

 


Wife beating may be socially acceptable in Sheffield, but it is a different matter in Cheltenham

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View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 12 Jun 20 11.40am Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

Originally posted by eagleman13

The 'Don't Mention The War' episode has been binned.

I know. My montage of the Germans Scene signed by John Cleese has just rocketed in value.

My signed picture of Tommy Black is looking promising as an investment now.

 


Living down here does have some advantages. At least you can see them cry.

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