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Proud of Britain?

On perhaps a related note to my earlier question on the case for Blair, Andrew Rilstone has been pondering what it means to be Proud of Britain, or at least to like being English, which is not the same. The ponderings were inspired by a pamphlet he got from the UK Labour party, which he put in Jarvis–I mean scare quotes. There's a website for the theme as well.
In the end, Andrew lists a few reasons to be proud of Britain:

Maybe "proud" just means "respect, admire and approve of" or "feel cool about". In which case, there isn't space on the back of my little card to enumerate all the ways in which I am "proud" of Britain. A short-list might run: I'm proud of Britain because we don't have oaths of allegiance or citizenship ceremonies.

I'm proud of Britain because the police don't routinely carry guns.

I'm proud of Britain because we have a system of law where every man is assumed innocent until he is proven guilty.

I'm proud of Britain because everyone has the right to a trial by jury.

I'm proud of Britain because politicians can't interfere with the decisions of judges.

I'm proud of Britain because when the police arrest someone, they have to either charge him or release him within a very short space of time.

I'm proud of Britain because the police can't stop me unless they have good reason to believe that I am doing something wrong. They can't, for example, stop me to make sure I am carrying my identity card.

I'm proud of Britain because no-one can be imprisoned (or put under house arrest) without a fair trial.

I'm proud of Britain because no-one can be accused of a serious crime, like, say, terrorism, without seeing the evidence and having a chance to answer it.

I'm proud of Britain because it does not torture or execute anyone.

I'm proud of Britain because if someone has been tortured in a foreign country any confessions or evidence obtained can't be used in a British court.

I'm proud of Britain because we don't deport people to nations where they might be executed or tortured.

The other day I heard a "Labour" spokes-person on the radio explaining that the British People could vote out the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary at a general election. But the British People can't vote out judges. So politicians are more accountable than the judiciary. So it is a good thing that the new anti-terrorism laws will be administered by politicians rather than judges.

I am less and less proud of Britain every day.

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