The fact is that British values and British culture, as part of a wider European culture, are superior to many others, and it's absolute barbarity to carry the pretence that all cultures and values are the same.
(Original post by simon_g)
What are "British values" anyway?
How do they differ from, let say, German or Polish or Portugese values?
I'm just going to repost a comment of mine on a similar post.
"I don't think any civilised person is proud of being born in a specific country. It's much harder to explain the feeling you have for being glad and appreciative you have been born into a tolerant, civil society that pursues enlightened principles such as the advance of technology or the improvement of the welfare of its citizens. It's perfectly reasonable to want to defend the aspects of your country or society that have produced yourself and the people you care about.
Many practices may no longer be unique to Britain but this is certainly their place of origin.
Freedom of the press
The sharing of knowledge through the publishing of scientific journals
The formation of modern charitable organisations
The use of Common Law
Britain is a tolerant country and over the decades many groups such Afro-Caribbean people, Hindus, Sikhs and Chinese people have integrated into society.
There are national characteristics such as our good natured self depreciation and witty and sarcastic humour that isn't found elsewhere. Maybe your football hooligan doesn't have much manners but people at large are polite.
We are a nation of Dog walkers and lovers, a relic of our ancestors who bred countless dog breeds during the Victorian era.
I'm trying to stay away from political issues but there are plenty more to be found. I think to say that there are no 'British values' requires a significant and intentional blindness.
British values spurred on the Industrial Revolution, the end of Slavery, the formation of the first global economic system, the end of child labour and many other key events that without the world would be a much harsher and desolate place to live. These events could not have happened without widespread public support of the British people, our ancestors.