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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post

    Oh, and I couldn't be further away either from being a "stereotypical Brit". Nothing wrong with being British (far from it), but I don't really feel it. I consider myself primarily Italian, born in Scotland, and so those are the two countries (and cultures) that form my identity.

    Marco.

    Interesting, I'm a Scot of Irish extraction (fourth generation, both sets of parents third generation, so pretty Scottish really and I was always puzzled to be marched into the church every March 17 and made to sing 'Hail glorious Saint Patrick dear saint of our isle - though arguably he was from Dumbarton, I found out years later).

    But it wasn't till I lived first of all in New Zealand then in England that I realised just how British I actually was. There's far less difference between Scots and English as a rule than some shit stirrers like to pretend (in fact it's pretty much the whole basis of the SNP's shitck as far as I can see - see, see, how different we are, wha's like us etc etc etc) I have very little patience for all that.

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    I was always British first but Ive been a bit disillusioned with that since lol. Still better British than most
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    I've always regarded myself as British, English and a Southerner in that order.

    But it wasn't until I retired to Spain that I fully appreciated my Britishness.
    The Plan had been to stay there, in that clement climate surrounded by mountains and beautiful vistas.
    I was home in Britain again within 2 years. We both got homesick for dear old Blighty. Not what I had expected at all.
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    Britain's a great country to live in, on various levels, even with the 'crap' weather, as unlike in other countries, we're not exposed to earthquakes, tornados or volcanic eruptions, so whilst the weather can be bad, it's generally safe! It can be cold and wet sometimes, but overall, I like the healthy (and largely consistent) UK climate.

    Overall, Britain is also a reasonably affluent country, where a good standard of living is possible, it has a good mix of cultures, and many parts are extremely beautiful. No country is perfect, so as much as we love holidaying abroad and various things European/foreign, at the moment we're happy to settle in the UK, just as long as it's well away from overcrowded, overpriced London and the south!

    As I said recently in another thread, we'll either stay where we are in North Wales, or perhaps move over to the west, near Aberystwyth, as the scenery out there is stunning, we just love the 'land that time forgot' nature of it all (and Wales in general), and it's well away from the hustle and bustle and inhuman existence, perpetrated by the 'rat race'!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    I've always regarded myself as British, English and a Southerner in that order.

    But it wasn't until I retired to Spain that I fully appreciated my Britishness.
    The Plan had been to stay there, in that clement climate surrounded by mountains and beautiful vistas.
    I was home in Britain again within 2 years. We both got homesick for dear old Blighty. Not what I had expected at all.
    Not surprised Jerry, Spain is ok to visit, but to live there I am not sure. My mum lived there for 10 years but only enjoyed 6 months of the year. The rest was either too hot or too cold in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post

    But it wasn't till I lived first of all in New Zealand then in England that I realised just how British I actually was. There's far less difference between Scots and English as a rule than some shit stirrers like to pretend (in fact it's pretty much the whole basis of the SNP's shitck as far as I can see - see, see, how different we are, wha's like us etc etc etc) I have very little patience for all that.
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    In WW2 men of the Home Nations all served together, jumbled up, and consequently developed a respect for each other which had not previously existed in a time where it was unusual for a man to travel more than 20 miles from his birthplace. It's a shame that all seems to have been forgotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rigger67 View Post
    I love that line about feeling it and know exactly what you mean.
    To me there is no such thing as being British, unless the viewpoint is from someone foreign, in the same way we might say "They're Spanish" when talking about a Catalan, a Basque and a Madridista.

    As for me, I'm English first, European second, French third and .. that's it. I don't call myself British ever.
    Me neither; we seem to be on the same page here.

    Like I said, I love living in the UK, but I'll never feel British, simply because it doesn't reflect my culture. I feel much more 'European', and indeed that's how I live my life, and my wife is the same. Although she was born in Wales, and is proud of her Welsh roots, she's heavily influenced by her German/Croatian heritage, which she got from her dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    It's a shame that all seems to have been forgotten.
    Indeed, but the ever-increasing financial north/south divide in the UK (and thus to an extent Scottish/English), created by successive governments since then, certainly hasn't helped engender a sense of unity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Indeed, but the ever-increasing north/south divide (and thus Scottish/English), created by successive governments since then, certainly hasn't helped engender a sense of unity.

    Marco.
    Well, you know I think that is mostly a fantasy that nevertheless has some appeal to nationalistic Scots; but we arn't ever going to agree on that.
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    And the English aren't nationalistic? Come on!

    Anyway, let's leave it there because we have fundamentally different political views - and I'm not turning this into a political discussion

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