Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

Elizabeth II Vice-Regal Saint: Remembering Paul Comtois (1895–1966), Lt.-Governor of Québec
Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Monday, 1 January 2007

Brits favour Old Commonwealth

Do you think? Do you honestly think? I've known this all along, but nobody will listen to little old me. The elites will have you believe that the modern, grownup, more urbane and cool Britannia has a greater cosmopolitan appreciation now for places like Paris, Milan and New York. Not the dowdy old Commonwealth. Or so they thought.

According to a Sunday poll, it turns out that the British still rank Australia, New Zealand and Canada most affectionately. Read Oz bowls us over...

It tops a list of the most respected nations that appears to reflect Britain’s continuing affection for the old Commonwealth.

Just under a fifth of people (18%) said Australia was the country they most admired after Britain. New Zealand came second with 14%, while Canada came next at 11%.

Australia’s popularity is highest among people aged 18-34, particularly those in London where there is a strong community of antipodean expatriates, and in the Midlands and Wales.



Younghusband said...

You don't need to rely on polls for this information. Cycle around Britain or walk into any pub with a Canadian flag and you'll have some normally reserved person come up to you and talk about Canadians stationed nearby during the war, or a relative in the country, etc.