It’s sometimes joked or cited (especially by Buzzfeed) that this is the most British thing of all… Stephen Fry walking a corgi outside Buckingham Palace.The most British thing? Stephen Fry walking a corgi outside Buckingham Palace
Indeed, it is the most British thing of all, in the sense that they pretty much all originate from outside England.
Stephen Fry, is one of the finest examples of populist intellectualism that Britain has ever produced. His maternal grandparents were Hungarian Jews.
The Union flag was probably made in China, and was created to celebrate the union of England and Scotland.
The corgi originates from Wales.
The road was possibly originally paved by the Romans.
Now, obviously, as the son of immigrants who nevertheless feels so British that I have to work at the British Broadcasting Corporation, I don’t see this as a bad thing in any way.
But if ever some pig-headed nationalists start saluting to this as a reason to keep immigrants out or to persecute “foreigners” in any way… well, they’re even more idiotic.