Zjednoczone (raz mocniej, raz słabiej…) Królestwo zmaga się ostatnio z unijnym być albo nie być. Współczujemy wszystkich zdradziectw i zaprzaństw, jakie pojawiły się na świetlanej drodze do niezawisłości, ale najbardziej zabolała nas postawa pewnej Emmy…
20 reasons Emma should shut her cakehole
Emma Thompson has been accused of insulting our green and pleasant land after describing the UK as ‘a cake-filled misery-laden grey old island’.
Emma, how could you? In no special order, here are 20 things, not all of them cake-based, that make Britain great.
1. Tea and toast on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
2. Having a moan.
3. Trooping The Colour.
4. Comforting lack of killer insects, poisonous snakes and scary critters.
5. The Antiques Roadshow.
6. Forming a uni-queue in the bank for different kiosks. No one tells us, we just do it.
8. Talking about the weather. Why not? It is fascinating and there is always someone around who feels the same way.
Parky out? Brass monkeys? Raining cats and dogs? We love it all.
9. Morecambe & Wise.
10. From Cornwall to Caithness, the glorious, gorgeous British countryside.
11. General fondness for The Great British Bake Off.
12. Polite drivers. A flash of headlights to say thank you. ‘No, after you,’ when turning into a car park. It gladdens a weary heart.
13. Lemon drizzle.
14. The Queen.
15. Not saying what you mean, saying the opposite of what you mean, knowing that everyone will understand anyway.
16. Still being a bit suspicious about duvets. And cheese that’s not cheddar.
17. Don’t tell him, Pike!
18. Emma Thompson crying in the film Love Actually.
19. The National Trust in general, the South West Coast Path in particular.
20. Sir Winston Churchill, who once said: ‘We have our own dream and our own task. We are with Europe, but not of it. We are linked but not combined. We are interested and associated but not absorbed. If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea, she must always choose the open sea.’