We, the English,
clearly prefer a non-English way of life.
- Our favourite hot drink – a cuppa tea (from Sri Lanka/India)
- Our second favourite hot drink – a coffee (Africa, Arab nations, South America, Italy)
- Favourite alcohol – lager Scandinavia
- Favourite short drink – whisky Scotland
- Most popular fruit – oranges Mediterranean, India, Brazil
- Most popular fruit – bananas. Caribbean
- Favourite Restaurant – Indian
- Favourite plant-based recreational drug – marijuana. Asia
- Favourite Cars – EU/Japan/South Korea
- Favourite Mind/Body class – Yoga, India
- Favourite Holiday destination – Spain
- Favourite long-distance holiday – Thailand
- Favourite workers – Polish
- Favourite Institution – NHS (National Health Service) staffed by many internationals
- Favourite alternative education – Steiner School, Montessori School Germany, Italy
- Favourite major football team – owned by billionaires from overseas
- Favourite top football manager – from EU or South America
- Voted Footballer of the Year (2018) – Mohamed Salah, Egyptian
- Voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year (2018) – Geraint Thomas, Tour de France winner. Wales
- Favourite Airline – Singapore Airlines
- Favourite furniture flat pack – Sweden
- Favourite cheap clothes store – Primark, Ireland
- Favourite music – rock. Afro-American roots
- Favourite self-help technique – Mindfulness, Buddhist Tradition, Thailand.
- Most printed book – The Bible
- Favourite junk food – McDonalds, USA
- Favourite large kitchen appliances – EU, Japan, Korea
- Most popular mobile phones – China, South Korea
- Most popular TV detective series – Scandinavian
- Fastest growing religions – Islam and Buddhism
- Favourite complementary medicine – acupuncture, Ayurveda, herbal medicine. homeopathy Asia, Germany
- Favourite Films – Hollywood.
We can offer Monty Python humour. a precious commodity.
We still carry on singing that great song of that much loved English rock band Queen
‘We are the Champions of the World.’
Oh, wait a minute, beloved lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara) had Indian parents and was born in Zanzibar.
We, English, have no self-existence. What a relief. We are made up of a composition of internationals.
Despite shadows of economic colonialism over the country, we live through our receptivity to what the rest of the world offers us.
THANK YOU. Diversity is good for us.
Parliament votes on BREXIT today (15 January 2019).
I think I’ll go and put the kettle on and have a cuppa tea.
That’s what we, the English, do in a crisis.
And this country is in a crisis.