What makes you most proud to be British?Watch
I guess for me, the thing that makes me most proud of my country is the English language. I find it so weird how a language that was only spoken by peasants 700 years ago when the nobility spoke French and Latin has become the world's lingua franca, official in 45 countries, spoken natively by 400 million people.
I'm also very proud of our history, which, though littered with both highs and lows, is amongst the world's most fascinating. Whether it be the countless wars in which we beat the French to mad despotic Kings like Henry VIII, British history has a strong allure.
Also, we were the first modern democratic nation. Whilst all of Europe was ruled by absolute monarchs, we beat the monarchs, made Parliament supreme and put severe limits on the power of monarchs in the 1600s- and even earlier with the Magna Carta. Democracy, tolerance, civil liberties- these have always been defining British values.
Its all just great.
I decided to pretend i'm English just so I can vote for the English language.
Edit: and FYI, RE: 'equality', Britain has a GINI coefficient of 0.34, which makes it the 7th most unequal country in the developed world.
Also, we don't have a set of common values that defines us as British.
you didn't do ****. you watched.
englands heritage is that of rape, pillage and murder. like most other countries.
And I'm not even a Briton.
Seriously, since watching that I've found it a lot harder to be "proud to be British".