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To be fed up of Britain being slated on that day ..

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cookcleanerchaufferetc · 01/05/2011 07:02

Britain was a fantastic place to be on Friday! Whether or not people agree with the wedding of Kate and William, I wish people would see that for once, Britain was a great place to be ... Cheering crowds, Everyone getting one, no openly binge drinking drunkards or fighting, families getting together, everyone united. It made me proud to be British, and with the situation with the EU and PC crap alone, this rarely happens!!

So well done to Kate and William, the public, well done to the police!

Let's get our Britain back!

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NinkyNonker · 01/05/2011 21:31

No-one here is slagging off Britain by any means, just saying that a Royal wedding isn't necessarily a reason on its own to be proud of it. We have much to be proud of, that is certain.

electra · 02/05/2011 10:31

onagar - I could not agree with your post more.

Perfectly put, MrsChips? I think not - maybe you are trying to convince yourself of that otherwise you wouldn't need to write it in capitals. Like I said on another thread, I find it pathetic that some people are still clinging tenaciously to the notion of 'British Empire'. How silly.

The things to be most proud of can be found in humanity as a whole (whatever ones nationality) and do not boil down to what country you were born in. After all, that's not much of an accomplishment when you had no control over it.

scaryteacher · 02/05/2011 11:44

'I'm sure all other countries could have thrown a similarly great event, so there was nothing inherently British about the day that made it something to make you proud of being British...if you see what I mean?!'

No-one does a ceremony like Friday's like we do - the coordination, the pageantry, the protocol, the service, the music, the sense of history, the precision of it all, and yes, I am very proud to be a Brit.

goodbyemrschips · 02/05/2011 11:47

Is it now fashionable to ''not be proud to be British?''

ZZZenAgain · 02/05/2011 11:56

maybe, I don't know. Perhaps it is the word "proud" that people struggle with.

I am quite happy to be B ritish

BakeliteBelle · 02/05/2011 11:57

I am proud of British things like the NHS, our musical culture and our record on human rights (as compared to many other countries in the world). I am not proud of the Royal Family and our pageantry and our ability to find any excuse to get disgustingly drunk.

tryingtoleave · 02/05/2011 12:04

I don't know who is doing the slating? Do you mean the British?

I'm Australian; I watched the wedding (like looking at frocks). From my facebook feed I could see friends all over the world watching the wedding and certainly no nastiness.

I was very impressed at how the crowd moved forward for the kiss. I thought there were very few countries in the world where that number of people could be moved so calmly.

ZZZenAgain · 02/05/2011 12:06

think OP meant slating on here on MN

edam · 02/05/2011 12:14

I thought it was a lovely wedding, and it showed 'we' are ruddy good at national ceremonies (although personally I had nothing to do with it so can't claim any credit.

Didn't really make me hugely proud to be British though. What does is our history of civil rights. The Lancashire workers supporting the cotton boycott in the fight against slavery in the US, even though it meant starvation - literally. Being the first Western country to outlaw the slave trade. Standing alone against Germany in WW2. Inventing the modern world ? being the first to have an Industrial Revolution, being the first Republic in Europe (although we did backtrack on that one, it was fair enough when you look at Cromwell father and son - we swapped a dictatorship for a monarchy).

Equally there are some very dark aspects to our history - the slave trade in the first place, for starters. But there are plenty of things that make me very proud.

HHLimbo · 02/05/2011 13:04

It was a nice wedding, between a lovely couple in love, just like the hundreds of other weddings you can see across the country every saturday.

Britain is a great place, but not for this reason.

The fact they claim millions of pounds from the state (our taxes), so that they can live in oppulent wealth while our essential NHS is slashed to the bone takes the biscuit, frankly. I would prefer that they were just another rich family with an interesting past, and lived off their own means. This would be more suitable for a modern democratic country like the UK.

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