Are you proud to be a British citizen?

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Old Mar 28, 2007, 7:31am   #1
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Question Are you proud of being a British Citizen?

Generally speaking, as a 21st century British citizen, are you proud of GB, and proud to be a GB citizen - in terms of what to you GB offers, and what to you GB represents?

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Old Mar 28, 2007, 8:18am   #2
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Generally speaking, as a 21st century British citizen, are you proud of GB, and proud to be a GB citizen - in terms of what to you GB offers, and what to you GB represents?
Absolutely.............................
Having travelled the world over, and being of ethinic origin and an immigrant into UK. I was welcommed by the Brits, have suffered very little racism. I think looking at the Indians and the way they prosper in the UK, shows that UK is the place where talent will be recognised.

I think UK is a very fair nation ( I mean the people) NOT the politician.
and YES proud to be British

I wish we will be more independant from the blooody yanks
I hate Yanks, really do( the govt - not the people)
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Old Mar 28, 2007, 8:43am   #3
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Generally speaking, as a 21st century British citizen, are you proud of GB, and proud to be a GB citizen - in terms of what to you GB offers, and what to you GB represents?
Yes, I am. We're not perfect but who is?

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Old Mar 28, 2007, 8:56am   #4
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What is there to be proud of exactly ?
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Old Mar 28, 2007, 9:09am   #5
 
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a very interesting question - one that has been raging here in the office (curretn contract) for a couple of days.

I have voted neutral.

My standpoint is I did nothing to "earn or deserve" being british. I am british by birth. (even though I am ethnically indian)

(did anybody fill in a form, or pass an exam to be born in the UK, as opposed to be born into a poor family in Somalia?)

I am british by LUCK. How can you be proud of a random event?

EDIT: one of the guys here is proud to be from Yorkshire. same logic. random event!
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Old Mar 28, 2007, 9:15am   #6
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Yes, I tend to agree.

Pride comes with achievement.

Being born British is not an achievement.

Hence there is no pride in being British.

Mind you I am sometimes embarrassed and even ashamed when people like Blair start wars and kill people indiscriminately.

On balance I am neutral.
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Old Mar 28, 2007, 9:23am   #7
 
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..............are you proud of GB,?..........................
I think the key is in the first part of the question. Yes, I am proud of GB. I moan about "the state of the nation" quite a lot and I'm rather less proud than I used to be - but that's probably a symptom of advancing years

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