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What is Britishness What is Britishness A question that has been asked many a time but an unclear definition has developed One automatically thinks that Britishness relates to being English or originating from England This is not the case as Britain contains England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland This is generally overlooked and irritates each nation as all are put in a generalisation Another topic of discussion is that of immigrants that add to a multicultural Britain A lot has be observed about this subject but as Derek Draper believes I increasingly think we should abandon the idea of Britishness and acknowledge that were really talking about what it means to be English Scotland has its own identity To me the best things about English people are originality tolerance and most of all understatedness I feel this point to be the most important in defining Britishness as it is well known that are sentiments of resentment held be each Wales Northern Ireland and Scotland but I shall go into this more later There is undoubtedly the stereotypical view of being British The stiff upper lip combines nicely with the concept that we only drink tea and is used to its fullest across the globe However another trait would tend to be embarrassment This view is well thought of due to the poor performance in many sporting arena and up until recently music and film Nevertheless being British is improving and people are becoming more proud of their country as Tracy Emin believes Its a good time to be British especially for an artist I wouldnt say Im proud to be British but for the first time Im not ashamed to be British Britishness is looking out of a bus window seeing sexy stylish people laughing Being British has to include an illustrious heritage However it is no longer about imperialism and a vast empire but a rather
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