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This is a question Why I Love/Hate Britain

This week's been all about the Daily Mail and why people love or hate their country. Tell us one thing you hate about Britain, and one thing about why you love it.

This shouldn't be an excuse for RACISTLOLS, or long lists of things you dislike. Be intelligent, be funny, and be interesting

(, Thu 3 Oct 2013, 13:55)
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I hate us Britons
because everyone has a fucking opinion.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 22:42, 4 replies)


Monty Python (and by extension Spike Milligan as they admitted to copying him)
Our contribution to the arts/cinema/theatre.
British engineering.

Jeremy Kyle's guests/audience/viewers/himself
Mob violence based on football or sectarianism.
Soap operas. All of the fucking soap operas. And reality TV.
Molesworth 2 who is a wet and a weed. I diskard him.

But mainly, people in the TV studio audiences who try to clap along to the music on Saturday evening TV shows and can't keep fucking time with the music. Fucking morons.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 21:51, 4 replies)
Wht do I like about Britian?
The fact that you shipped off all your religious nutters to the American colonies before sending your criminals, Irish scum and prostitutes to the Australian colonies.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 21:05, 4 replies)
The way that we welcome pakis, niggers and muzzers.

(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 20:34, 5 replies)
I love this pub!
I first drank here as a 17 year old conning the barstaff into letting me drink a bottle of whichever well-marketed shite was popular that day.
It has been corporatized to fuxk and, whilst I still think it's a good place, ruined.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 20:32, Reply)
Because whilst the rest of the continent is troubled by a slow but depressingly steady rise of far-right neo-nazi gangs, all ours are just really fucking stupid.

(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 19:07, 14 replies)
Love:- the diversity of accents, even 'estuary English' and Brummie.
Hate:- The shittiest lowest-common-denominator tripe-ridden TV shows.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 18:08, 1 reply)
I love
The British sense of irony.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 18:04, 6 replies)
mini rant
I love the fact that when someone gains British Citizenship, they have to swear an oath of fealty to HRH and her/his (one day) representatives.

I hate the fact that they do not kick out all those who break their oath - like my ex
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 17:53, 2 replies)
I -
love - rock and roll

hate - the juke box baby.

love - the constant erosion of our freedom
hate - an education system that continues to fail everyone involved in it but especially the students
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 17:42, Reply)
You don't know how much you value home until you get stranded somewhere foreign.
Love: Moving to a random part of the country and meeting at least five people who used to live somewhere you used to.
Hate: The knee-jerk patriotism.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 17:26, Reply)
I wish some B3tards would read the "ONE THING" bit and not ramble on - anyhoo...
Love - Sense of humour
Hate - Widespread negativity

It would do every Brit the world of good to live outside of the UK for at least two years. I think it would stop them whinging so much and appreciate what they have.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 17:02, 1 reply)
Pop festivals.
I've just remembered this one. It's not something you see at any other festival, but for some reason it is seen year after year at a particular site and it drives me fucking barmy.

At least ninety percent of the women will turn up, the day before the festival commences wearing full make up and hair rollers. They will keep these in until about thirty minutes until they go into the festival itself under the belief that it will keep their hair pristine until the bitter end of the weekend. They will then apply make up in a manner that will leave them looking like Jordan's stunt double.

They tell you it's because they want to stay beautiful and dignified all weekend. They then proceed to ruin it by, rather than queueing for the toilets, pissing and shitting where ever they fucking feel like so the entire site smells like a sewage farm.

All festivals, with two exceptions, are fucking great to work at, with crowds who are genuinely absolutely lovely. For some reason, anything that is designed to attract a crowd who enjoy 'popular' music will be full of posers, preener's and drug addicts.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 15:46, 13 replies)

Love: wearing wellies to go tramping through beautiful Epping Forest which is on my doorstep. Proper pubs. Sausages. No one does self deprecation quite like us Brits. Or swearing.

Hate: The underground. That giant bun craze that looks like a loaf of bread. City boys wearing Barbour jackets - WHY?
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 15:02, 8 replies)
TV shows about food on the BBC
I just love coming home to settle down to three or perhaps if I am lucky four food programs in a row on prime time TV. Great
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 14:52, 3 replies)
Why i love/hate Britain.
Love: The smell of bacon in the morning.
Hate: The smell of napalm in the morning.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 14:42, 1 reply)
All of these
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 14:15, 5 replies)
The two that spring to mind
Love: English mustard. It pisses all over every other mustard in the world. Dijon? Go fuck you self. German? I want mustard not a brown paste with a hint of mustard and last but not least that American shite in the squeezey yellow bottle, it's bland like Mellow Birds coffee. Mustard for people who don't like mustard.

Hate: Sorry for unleashing Simon Cowell & Piers Morgan into the world they are terrible cunts
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 14:02, 8 replies)
I love the people
Some of them, anyway. I love the British sense of humour and the way we can make jokes about each other and not have a bitch fit.

But I also the hate some of the people. I know every place in the world has its dickheads and scumbags but ours must be in the top 5 of scummiest.

And to anyone who complains about the food, try cooking something different.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 14:02, Reply)
I suppose the thing that I like most is
When you're driving your ten-year-old cousin at 140mph and get done by the cops, if they call you a nonce you can punch them in the face and the CPS will drop all charges if you've recorded it on your mobile 'phone.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 13:44, 10 replies)
Opening a polite request to a stranger for directions with an apology.

(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 12:59, 4 replies)
I thought this was pretty interesting.
It's a document given to American soldiers posted to the UK during world war II, explaining the cultural differences they would find.

Out of date, but some of it is still relevant.

(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 12:54, 8 replies)
On a wall, next to a bus stop near where I live, there is one lone piece of graffiti.
Written in yellow crayon, it just says "EDL".

I think it sums everything up beautifully.

Edit: The word near has been inserted to ensure people don't think I live in a bus stop.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 12:47, 7 replies)
The obsession with pomp and circumstance
There's nothing wrong with being proud of your history if you have a nice history.
If you have a history of going around the world and murdering millions of people and stealing their natuarl resources, and then fucking up other countries who try to do the same thing but make the mistake of doing it on your own doorstop instead of the other side of the world, well, that's not really something to be proud of, is it.

We are a nation obsessed with history, tradition and all things old.

The royal family is a vile institution which somehow the masses have been brainwashed into believeing we need. We don't.

Judges wigs and robes, Black Rod and the state opening of Parliament, trooping the colour, Lord Mayor's Show... all bobbins reminders of YOUR place in the grand scheme of things: at the bottom, looking up at your betters.

It's unbelievable to me that a country that is happy, and indeed welcomes, judges and lawyers to dress like utter tits somehow has a problem with women wearing 'traditional' clothes. A country which dragged thousands of people from around the world to come and work here, now decides it doesn't want them anymore. A country where people will gladly see a needy neighbour die in poverty than admit that the problems of this country are caused by those at the top rather than those at the bottom of society.

This country can be beautiful. Unfortunately most of the time, it brings out the worst in people.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 11:30, 24 replies)
It's the people you know, you fuckwits.
Geography: Not that unusual; there are places more exceptional, more awesome, equivalently seasonal, as temperate, as abundant. We do have a lot of it in a small space though.

Population: Everywhere else in the world has their chavvy, cunty, fuckwitted wankstains that make life less bearable. EVERY. WHERE. Some places more than others.

Food: Not as bad as you think. It's come a long way in the last 10-15 years and all those old jokes are now ... old. We compare well with almost everywhere.

Beer: Sadly, what we think we know, we don't. The yanks & the Aussies actually make some decent beer - proper real ale and all that. And pretty good cider. And mead, and most other things. We are in the top-5, but not heads & shoulders above the rest.

Politics: They are all cunts. Ours cunts aren't as bad as some.

What makes Britain great? The people YOU know.

100% FACT.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 10:55, 15 replies)
Having not traveled
to the fair British Isles for more than 17 years I don't think I'm qualified to answer this question.

It would be fair to say that I'm fairly ambivalent about Gran Bretan and all it's loyal subjects.


If it's denizens present themselves in real life in any way like they do on this website then,

you guys deserve every fucking thing you get.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 10:36, 25 replies)
Everything I love about Britain is encompassed in this website. You couldn't imagine anyone from any other country starting it up and it being so successful,(some would question it as a success). The sarcasm, vitriolic banter and dirty jokes. The camraderie and the undeniable proof that you're not the only headwrong in the world. Wish this site was a bit less white middle class male though.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 10:21, 8 replies)

(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 8:59, 4 replies)
I love British food.
I hate not being able to be proud to be British, or even worse, an Englishman.
(, Fri 4 Oct 2013, 8:52, 5 replies)

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