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Do they mean us? International views on Britain

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There was a time when Britannia ruled the waves and the sun never set on the Empire. But times change. Now there are regular, angst-ridden debates about ‘British identity’. The rise of UKIP-with its Euroscepticism and anti-immigration policies-suggests we’ve turned inwards. Yet some imperial arrogance remains: we claim our military is the ‘best in the world’ and enjoy our permanent seat on the UN Security Council. But how does the rest of the world see us today? Together with the Foreign Press Association, a group of journalists who report on Britain for their respective countries, discuss how the world sees Britain. Filmed at the Battle of Ideas the speakers are illuminating. The chair is Bruno Waterfield.

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Related topics: Debates, Democracy, Economy, International

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