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The increasing ethnic diversity of British society means it is
difficult to define what makes someone British.
Tony Blair says that "blood alone" does not define national identity and that modern Britain was shaped by a "rich mix of all different ethnic and religious origins".
These views were reflected by the Queen, who talked about "our richly multicultural and multi faith society" in her jubilee speech to Parliament.

The British people should have an opportunity to express their personal views on what they are about We hear and read a lot about the irrelevancy of national identity by so called enlightened intellectuals but when an ordinary person spends over forty years of his working life in America and whose final wish was to be buried in the place of his birth We realize one of the most important influences in the majority of people is the feeling of belonging and having a national identity.

All countries have reason to be loved and cherished by their nationals whether they were born there or adopted so it is with Britain to this aim this site is dedicated to the British and we invite you to put down in no more than 150 words what it means for you to be British.

Being British.....
Yes, I'm very proud to be British. I may not live in England anymore but 'till the day I die, I will always be proud to be able to say I'm British. I'm proud of British strength, and common decency. I'm proud that I was able to serve in the W.R.A.F. I'm proud of all the British people from the past and present who withstood the bombings of the wars, and of all the British people who worked hard and instilled in their children the values that makes the British who they are today. Please don't let your politicians, bow down to the EU and let them destroy British ways. No-one but the British people should dictate the future of Great Britain, too many good people have died to keep Great Britain
Maureen Biller,


The site is moderated which means that if your submission is anything other than what is intended that is your personal view of being British it will not be posted.
British citizens: people became British citizens on 1 January 1983 if they were citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies on 31 December 1982 and had the right of abode in the UK on that date. The most common ways for a person to become a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies before 1 January 1983: by birth in the UK, or in a place still a British colony;
by naturalisation in the UK or a British colony;
by registration as a citizen of the UK and Colonies
by legislate descent from a father to whom the previous conditions applied.
(Prior to the introduction of the British Nationality Act 1981, a person could not claim nationality from his or her mother.)

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