This Little Britain: How One Small Country Changed the Modern World

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Paperback. Pub Date :2009-08-06 Pages: 384 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK Celebratory. witty and incredibly insightful. Harry Bingham explores the eccentricities and customs of the British nation in a bid to answer a question which has everyone debating - Who are we For the British. Who are we is an oddly difficult question. Although our national self-assessment usually notes a number of good points (were inventive. tolerant and at least were not French). it lists a torrent of bad ones too . Our society is fragmented and degenerate. Our kids are thugs. our workers ill-educated. our public services abysmal. We drink too much. Our house prices are crazy. our politicians sleazy. our roads jammed. our football team rubbish. When The Times invited readers to suggest new designs for the backs of British coins. one reader wrote in saying. How about a couple of yobs d...

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