I would have thought that was only to be expected, taking German history it would hardly be left wing and the centre is woolly, no elite unit is woolly
I didn't mean to offend anyone, and apologize if I have. I would however suggest you go back and seek to understand context in which "colonial" past was raised. It is true that I have raised the issue here couple of times, however fact of the matter is, this only because someone else pointed out to it in an article (written mostly by British academicians) which I have either cross referenced, or at least mentioned, and which was written with purpose to understand behavior and motives of your government. I do not recall in recent memory (if ever) that I would sit down once, and think how I can p*** people around on this forum by reminding them of their past. One cannot escape to such thoughts however when observing British politics of late. PM talking about being free again (to do what?), UK First says he, leading World politically, and so on. Perhaps someone on the outside see it differently from you, since you are exposed to such mindset whole your life, so don't get offended. Germans, old and young, have to apologies to whole world for sins of their grandfathers in last century twenty (or many) times a year, and that for past 70+ years, every year, and it's never enough for some people.A lecture about stereotyping from then man who references Britain's 'colonial' past at every chance he gets. Interesting.
Rasputin, if I look for dirt under the carpet, I can find it on many places. Point is, I am not interested in doing that. I am not such person, and I do not want to waste my free time on stupid things of that kind. We are discussing British, and British mindset, in Britain made politics because it affects me one way or another, just as many other Europeans. From all mess in any corner in EU, Brexit seems to top them all, which is why it is in focus.Very interesting. So as nearly all EU countries (certainly the western ones) have a history of building empires and colonies and treating them brutally, more so than the UK, do you think they need to acknowledge this and think about it before forming a European Union? I mean brining in the eastern European states could be seen as colonisation given that they are now basically reliant on the other members financially. Isn't the EU just empire building.
As for your remarks on our democratic system. I feel they don't fit in that post. Don't use all your good stuff at once. Hold on to it and see if you can use it later.
As pointed out already, problem has been identified, and it is being addressed by authorities. How much longer you want to discuss it? I am not going to start any (forgive me, silly) thread as suggested. You can smirk at it, but it really doesn't irritates me.Actually we weren't we were discussing British mindset, we were discussing right wing elements in the German military in a thread called the EU and you took umbridge and told us we shouldn't be stereotyping. Maybe you should start a thread called British Mindset? I'd love to read about it. Not here through, here we are discussion the EU.
So what you are saying is that from your brief experience working with a handful of British people you don't like the British and this dislike helps to form your opinion of British attitudes to Europe and Brexit.Everything what I know about British mindset is from working with Brits in foreign lands for over twenty years like Canada, US, or China. I didn't enjoyed their presence
Also we discussed it for all of 4 posts before you huffed about it where as you've been going on about 'British mindset' and the same point about Brexit for about 6 months now. Feels slightly like you love to look at other people's faults but aren't very good at looking at your own. What you should have learnt from Brits for all these far off lands (Suffolk?) you've worked in is that we are very good at being self-critical hence why colonial only ever seems to apply to us and not the rest of Europe who slaughters massive African populations to try and build their own empires.
I am not deaf, but we all have some experience with other cultures, good, and not so good. I am not different.So what you are saying is that from your brief experience working with a handful of British people you don't like the British and this dislike helps to form your opinion of British attitudes to Europe and Brexit.
It's a shame that you feel that way. Like all place's, people's and cultures there are good and bad in everyone.
I can explain some common positive traits of British culture but sadly I feel it would fall on deaf ears.