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    Hello, my question is what makes someone British is it being born in the Uk?Having Citizenship?Or having a British heritage?
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    Born and raised here mate. British passport will do.
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    You must be pure white European race to be British. Being born here means nothing. Living here for a thousand years doesn't change anything, if you're not pure white, you're not British, full stop.
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    Complaining about the weather and queues.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Born and raised here mate. British passport will do.
    Apparently not to Imperial College London
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    When someone does something rude in a public place, and you do the "tut" behind their back. Then you know you're british.
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    When someone prevents you from getting your tea, you wage a war with them.
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    (Original post by Kurupt)
    You must be pure white European race to be British. Being born here means nothing. Living here for a thousand years doesn't change anything, if you're not pure white, you're not British, full stop.
    Some people whose parents immigrate to Britain and they are born here say they are British what would you say about that? I think you should acknowledge your heritage I hate it when people's parents immigrate and they are born in let's say Britain and they consider themselves British and know nothing of their heritage or culture.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Born and raised here mate. British passport will do.
    There are thousands of people who were born and raised in England who don't have a passport.
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    Its more than just being born here you need white european dna. Otherwise its like being black and being born in china and calling yourself chinese you would never really be chinese you need the dna.
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    Speaking English with a British accent, drinking tea in public, and using the phrase "bloody mess" in contexts that have nothing to do with butcher shops, battlefields, or surgery rooms. They also need to know how to curtsey, and how to address members of the royal family or the nobility properly. Things like calling a King "Majesty", a Prince "Highness", and so on all the way down to "Lordship". You also need to have a stiff upper lip.

    At least, that's the Hollywood definition of being British. Hehe.
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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    There are thousands of people who were born and raised in England who don't have a passport.
    I didn't say there wasn't. I was born and raised here and I don't have one.

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    When you apologise for everything even it is not your fault.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Apparently not to Imperial College London
    ???
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    (Original post by ubisoft)
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    Apparently possessing a British passport doesn't qualify me for home fees @ that uni.. Not British enough </3
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Apparently possessing a British passport doesn't qualify me for home fees @ that uni.. Not British enough </3
    I wasn't born here and I qualified... did you do A-levels here?
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    (Original post by ubisoft)
    I wasn't born here and I qualified... did you do A-levels here?
    Nah elsewhere. I understand why I wasn't granted home.. just really found it really annoying
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    being born there or living there for more than 25 years i'd say
 
 
 
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