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originally posted by: Freeborn
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
We British have always been at our best and fiercest when we have our backs to the wall.
Words of an American Soldier...
“Those Brits are a strange old race, they show affection by abusing each other, will think nothing of casually stopping in the middle of a fire fight for there “brew up” and eat food that I wouldn’t give to a dying dog! but # me, I would rather have one British squaddie on side than a entire battalion of spetznaz!!!… Why? Because the British are the only people in the world who when the chips are down and there seems like no hope left, instead of getting sentimental or hysterical, will strap on there pack, charge there rifle, light up a smoke and calmly and wryly grin “well are we going then you wanker??”
originally posted by: eletheiaOh ye of little faith.....
We have the capacity.....
We have the ability .....
We have the people....
To manufacture and compete with the rest of the world, to be the best.
I can remember when a tab or label with *Made in Britain*
meant a guarantee of the best.... Its time to take a leaf out of Trump's
book and Make Britain Great Again
originally posted by: ScepticScot
a reply to: Freeborn
UK exceptionalism is just as stupid and misplaced as the American version. We are the same collection of good guys, arses and everything in between as everywhere else.
We may well make a huge success of brexit but it will depend on good political and economic decision making and a decent amount of luck. Just being British isn't conferring on us any special advantage that will guarantee success.
originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: ScepticScot
I disagree, there are cultural differences between nations, some are subservient compared to others.
I love my Polish mates, they have a spirit or attitude that is similar to the stereotype Brit that Freeborn refers to. I'm surprised you don't see it yourself, but you aren't really very patriotic though so you probably wouldn't understand.