The best of Engl- …er, British

There’s nobody quite like the Brits for hankering after the past and, as is well established during hard economic times, there’s a special status granted to nostalgia. Looking upon our traditions with rose-tinted specs gives us extra comfort because they remind us how we’ve overcome past threats while indulging in those special treats that are unique to Britain.
It’s a pity that this twee Anglo-centric list generated by Holiday Inn research (scanned from today’s Daily Express) doesn’t identify something truly modern or forward-looking. The only institutions here under 40 years old are Ant and Dec, a place where people get muddy while listening to music, and the works of some lady who writes about wizards.

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1 Response to “The best of Engl- …er, British”


  1. 1 Charles Frith June 24, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Fish and Chips? I thought an Indian takeaway was more British than Fish and Bleeding chips.


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