BBC special on What The World Thinks of America – Andew Marr says:
“Today, the British sometimes seem more like strayed Americans, islanders who speak American, watch American, eat American, and increasingly think American too. “
Quite true if you ask me – although of course we also carry the burden of the whole “Been there, done that, couldn’t afford it” when it comes to the projection and enforcement of Britain’s “national” interests beyond Britain’s borders. Plus, of course, (I presume) we have a far greater understanding of our impact around the world, and why that might not be a good thing.
Then again, I’ve never been on holiday with a bunch of British louts in Spain! I do recall going to a similar enclave in the Dominican Republic and finding a bar that proudly poured bitter and showed British football matches. In the middle of the Carribbean.