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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Tubthumper View Post
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    Apart from the ones which they built the huge homes on the large squares for. And apart from all the others who then followed. My grandfather moved from London to Brighton after the war with many others also working on the railways for example.

    PS I presume you were born in Brighton?
    have to agree on that one. Moaning about people from London coming down to Brighton is mental as thats the whole point of the town. Unless you can trace yoour lineage back to a fisherman or south downs shepherd pretty much everyone is in the same boat.
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      have to agree on that one. Moaning about people from London coming down to Brighton is mental as thats the whole point of the town. Unless you can trace yoour lineage back to a fisherman or south downs shepherd pretty much everyone is in the same boat.
      Lol! Indeed. I have South Downs wood cutter, and Hove domestic servants in my ancestry...but also....London (ahem, Millwall) dockers.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Harry Wilson's tackle View Post
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      Lol! Indeed. I have South Downs wood cutter, and Hove domestic servants in my ancestry...but also....London (ahem, Millwall) dockers.

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      Asparagus still upright, and edible?
      How coincidental. I just mentioned the King of Greens in a reply to your Fridat night drinking post
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      How coincidental. I just mentioned the King of Greens in a reply to your Fridat night drinking post
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      have to agree on that one. Moaning about people from London coming down to Brighton is mental as thats the whole point of the town. Unless you can trace yoour lineage back to a fisherman or south downs shepherd pretty much everyone is in the same boat.
      Actually, I can trace my lineage back to South Downs shepherds...... but I’m not moaning about the rest of you Londoners.......and I live in Norfolk.
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      What is people's problem with it? I think perhaps several fold.

      There's the fact he linked it to the Brexit vote, implying that proper Englishness involves voting against Europe, ergo anyone who voted to remain, or voted for remain supporting parties in the recent MEP elections aren't proper English people.

      I think when it's linked to Brexit it also becomes linked to immigration - one of the major arguments around brexit - and that brings about a degree of hypocrisy from him, as he is now an immigrant, though of course when it's Brits they're not immigrants, immigrants are nasty, filthy, plagues on culture. No we brits become Ex-pats when we go abroad. Completely different.

      There's also the inaccuracy of it. The history of England is a history of going overseas, bringing things back and it being embraced. Chocolate, sugar, spices, etc. Modern day travel and technology has helped this along, but it's been true for centuries. The idea of Britain, England or London as some pure white haven of Gentlemen and Lords, with the poor ignorant working class beneath them.


      The world is becoming homogenised a bit. People travelling to and settling in other countries, divisions being closed and the world coming together. A world wide web exposing countries to each others mainstream cultures and franchise. But much like England is not one area, with different accents and dialects, different takes on various cuisines, different traditions, London is not one area. Of course if you go to the city centre areas you're going to see the same franchises dotted around, and maybe it doesn't immediately jump out as unique. There will also be areas of local identity, local culture etc. Parts of London that are quintessentially/stereotypically/classically English.
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