I watched an advert on British Television describing just why England was a wonderful place to visit. All the images they used were those of a traditional England of Football, Rugby, Afternoon Tea and even Morris men.
And the first thing that came to my mind was none of these traditional images of England really applied to our modern England any more if anything painted a false and highly idealistic picture of the country. When I was born some 50 years ago these images would of still had a place in imaginary of England.
But in modern England they have become an archaic and not truly representative of a country which has moved on though totally without problems towards a far more colourful and dynamic place where races and cultures live in relative peace and now contribute to the culture here.
My personal view if we were truly to attract people to this country it might be a better idea to highlight the fact that Modern England has moved on from it’s idealised traditions of the past and now is far more dynamic melting pot of cultures, religions and people.
Now that is my England not the traditional England as portrayed by the advert which in my opinion both does not reflect and does a real injustice to what England is now!
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