To ask you to share what you like about the UK
Songsofexperience · 12/12/2019 14:31
The last few weeks, months, years have felt so divisive: the ref, multiple elections, polarised debate, cultural/political/environmental crises etc.
In the spirit of Christmas, I'd love to escape that for a bit. Especially today. We don't know who will govern us tomorrow. Chances are millions of people won't like the outcome. In the meantime, can we celebrate what's good about the place and what brings us together?
I am being unashamedly cheesy here, but I think it would be great to be positive for once!
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
You have one vote. All votes are anonymous.
LochJessMonster · 12/12/2019 14:35
I was extremely proud of the Londoners that rushed in to subdue the London Bridge attacker.
The taxi drivers waiting to give free lifts to Veterans on Remembrance day.
Every time 'good Samaritans' help out, it feels me with pride for my Country.
I also love that the 'chips and gravy' debate can keep a group arguing for hours.
PooWillyBumBum · 12/12/2019 14:37
Our mild summers
Our nationalised healthcare
Our television/music/film (Downton Abbey, Gavin and Stacey, Royle Family, too many films and musicians to list) which has such great reach for a small island
How easy it is to access Europe by car! Love that we can hop over and experience such diversity of culture so close compared to those in the US or Australasia
The long, rich and interesting history and all of the architecture and National Trust properties preserved to showcase it!
MarySidney · 12/12/2019 14:40
History and tradition.
The richness of the English language, and literature.
Climate/weather - usually neither too hot nor too cold, and gives us our
Landscape - so beautiful and varied within such a small area
Coastline ditto, and our maritime history
Lovely old buildings
Fish and chips
Dacquoise · 12/12/2019 14:43
Yes definitely our sense of humour
Our climate. Lived in Australia for a few years and really missed autumn and winter
Our love of animals
The variety of cultures. You can walk down the high street and find food from anywhere around the world.
The seaside - Broadstairs, Brighton, everywhere in Cornwall
Waterandlemonjuice · 12/12/2019 14:44
The British countryside
The drizzle and rain
The British sense of humour, Twitter is hilarious especially on current affairs
Our buildings and architecture
The lack of poisonous animals
The good manners, when they’re displayed
The outpourings of kindness we see sometimes
Torchlightt · 12/12/2019 14:48
Lots of culture - everywhere and year round.
Is pretty much the norm to dress badly, so I don't feel judged! That does have a downside though...
The great British traditions of choral music and musical theatre.
Gutted by how down about being British I feel since 2016 though.
mbosnz · 12/12/2019 14:54
Thank you, what a great idea!
Democracy - we all have a vote, to exercise according to our lights and our conscience.
History and architecture.
The kindness of so many people.
The education system.
In line with that, the teachers that work so tirelessly and passionately in the face of adversity to give our kids a damned good educational experience.
The beauty of the country side.
The diversity of the flora and the fauna.
That people are prepared to have a bit of a laugh at themselves and wear silly Christmas Jumpers.
M&S Gluten Free Flour.
Fabulous breeds of horses and ponies.
The Irish, the Scottish and the Welsh.
Christmas makes sense over here. Especially Christmas Lights.
I'll stop now.
NoIDontWatchLoveIsland · 12/12/2019 14:57
I love the UK. I love the weather. Our brilliant healthcare & education. Our beautiful green countryside. Our fabulois beaches. Our history. I know others will scoff or disagree but my experience of the uk is generally that it is free, inclusive & tolerant.
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