The UK is THE BEST country EVER and anybody who isn't an Anglophile is a small timer! - Page 3
It's always interesting to see how laws seem to have minimal impact on criminals. Who would have guessing that law abiding citizens would be the only ones leave their knives at home .
And I apologise for over-reacting
It must be from dodging all the knife-wielding maniacs
Do you count that among your personal accomplishments?
I must say, I'd find it quite dreary to know that my family's greatest accomplishment was achieved well before my birth.
The odd thing about this thread is that someone who appreciates England, as OP appeared to, ought not to have praised the UK, which is really a sort of melange, with few common characteristics between the ingredients. I myself appreciate English and Irish culture (my family is Hiberno-Norman, which also gives me roots in those countries), but not Scotch or recent Welsh.