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    Most British newspapers now have more columns than the Acropolis

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    Most British statesmen have either drunk too much or womanised too much. I never fell into the second category.

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    Most white Americans only discovered the blues with the British invasion.

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    My accent has changed my whole life. When I was younger it was very Nigerian, then when we went to England it was very British.

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    My attitude towards the British is one of utter friendliness and respect.

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    My unbeaten record and the 10 British Open wins have not been equalled.

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    My love of the British is equal to that of my own people.

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    My favourite men's clothes are like Victorian British clothing.

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    Not since the British raided Cologne had so many bombs landed in such a small space in such a short time.

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    Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.

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    No treaty should be ratified without consulting the British people in a referendum.

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    Of all noxious animals, the most noxious is a tourist. And of all tourists the most vulgar, ill-bred, offensive and loathsome is the British tourist.

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    Our ability to make a decision about the declaration is hampered by the British government being reluctant to give us the clarification which we require.

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    One of the admirable features of British novelists is that they have no scruple about setting their stories in foreign settings with wholly foreign personnel.

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    One of the things about being raised British in Africa is that you get this double whammy of toughness. The continent in place itself made you quite tough. And then you've got this British mother whose entire being rejects 'coddling' in case it makes you too soft. So there's absolutely nothing standing between you and a fairly rough experience.

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    rain is one thing the British do better than anybody else.

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    People still talk about a British sense of humour, or French slapstick or how the Germans have no sense of humour - and it's just rubbish. I do strongly feel that we are all the bloody same.

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    Primary responsibility for Brexit lies with British conservatives, who took an entire continent hostage.

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    Something is happening to Britain and the British. Or has happened. We are said to be passing through a transition, or a turning point, or a transformation; nobody is quite sure which.

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    Seattle is a liberal city, its politics not so much blue in the American, not the British, sense as deep ultramarine, and its manners are studiously polite.

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    Sinn Fein say, "The British government are buggers".

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    Sometimes the British press is maybe a little bit racist.

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    Strictly speaking, Rosneft is not a company. Let us not forget that BP has a stake in Rosneft and BP is a British company.

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    The Americans are identical to the British in all respects except, of course, language.

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    That's a true actor's nightmare: "Improvise in British sign language. Go.

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    That's what this war is all about, my friend. It's about which of us is the crazier.And clearly you British have an advantage.You were crazy beforehand.

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    The ancillary aspect of every British city now is the council estate.

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    The British happened to the rest of the world. Now the world happens to Britain.

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    The biggest looters are the British Museum.

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    The British cinema had been very dull and conformist.

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    The British climate, although it is very wet, it is quite mild in winter. We don't get these severe - generally don't get severe winters.

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    The British government needs to bring its system in Ireland under control.

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    The British like any kind of music so long as it is loud.

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    The British needlewoman follows blindly where the merchant leads.

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    The British people are the boss.

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    The British playwright Nina Raine is one of her generation's most promising talents.

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    The British public sees with blinding clarity.

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    The British retreat is over and now the advance will begin.

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    The British tourist is always happy abroad as long as the natives are waiters.

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    [The British constitution] presumes more boldly than any other the good sense and the good faith of those who work it.

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    The British government says that for Sinn Fein to be involved in talks the guns must be left at the door.

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    The British press has an insatiable appetite for making public things that should be private. It's a prurience that I've never understood.

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    The British secret service was staffed at one point almost entirely by alcoholic homosexuals working for the KGB

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    The British are apt to make merits of their stupidities, and to represent their various incapacities as points of good breeding.

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    The British civil service ... is a beautifully designed and effective braking mechanism.

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    The British fans are very intense, maybe even more so than fans in the U.S.! They're great.

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    The British have always coped without becoming a dictatorship.

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    The British soldier who thought himself superior, actually became so.

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    The British were sporting. They would accept a fight under almost all conditions.

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    The British are absolutely hung up on class, and whenever they start to really - class for the English is like sex for Americans: They start to shake all over when the subject comes up.