What would happen if France or England said they want the Channel Tunnel demolished?

Demolishing the Channel Tunnel remotely legally would require either the French or UK governments to take over the ownership of the asset, currently the property of Eurotunnel, which is a public company traded on Euronext.That might be tricky, since it is a company with assets in two countries, and an international listing,

Do aliens live in England?

Yes. In Norfolk and Suffolk!These counties have the hightest proportion of sightings of UFOs, black dogs, headless horsemen, ghosts and so forth of anywhere in England.Some ascribe this to the naturally otherworldly atmosphere in the areas, while others point to this place, which is located in Bury

What was the course of the Black Death in England 1348-1350?

Again the problem is what does the questioner want to know?The Black Death was "caused" by the spread of Bubonic Plague through mouse and rat infestation.The "course" was that it spread throughout Europe in a mainly western direction.The "result" was

How much should I leave as a tip at a restaurant in London, England?

There are no hard and fast rules, and no norms. In fact many people never leave a tip at all.  However, having eaten out in London  several times a week over 30 years, here is what I would do....First check the bill doesn't already include a service charge. If it does then no  further tip is required.

What screams, 'I am new to London'?

(I live in Birmingham)Standing at a Zebra Crossing expecting no more than about 3 vehicles to pass before one stops for you (Birmingham) instead of about 30 vehicles before one stops - and forget about that putting one foot down on

How to tell the difference between an Australian and an English accent? Obviously there are many regional differences, but are there any tricks to quickly differentiate

The quickest way to tell an Australian accent is listen for the tell tale slang used in their conversation like ... "G'day mate. How's it goin'?" or  "No worries'', even "Good on ya'', "I reckon'' and "She'll be right'' is typically Australian. An older

What food do people eat in America that people don't eat in England?

I'm an American who lived in London for a few years about 10 years ago and maybe things have changed, but for the common things they don't eat there that we Americans eat, and although many other posters are correct that they don't have regional foods like southern cooking or California style cuisine, those foods

How is England and Britain the same?

They aren't.Britain is the Island where England, Scotland and Wales reside.The British Isles consists of Britain, Ireland and their surrounding smaller islands.The UK is the country including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (as well as numerous over seas territories around the world).And England is one nation among 3 others (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) which make up the

What do Australians think about England?

Lots of us have lived there (me included) or travelled there at one time in our lives and many UK residents settle here. They remain one of Australia's biggest immigrant groups. Given our ancestral ties, historical ties (they go to war, so do we etc), the Queen being our head of state and language and cultural similarities, we're

Do other British people want doggy bags (restaurants) to be brought to England?

The idea of packing up your leftover food to take away is very very common in the UK.Not all restaurants do it but, in my experience, most do. Parents of young children find it most useful.There was a time, some 30 or 40 years ago, when it was not common in the UK. I remember

How to survive the winter in England being homeless, in the least possible discomfort and loss of dignity

My answer is based on having survival and bushcraft skills and only what I would do and have done in my own city.Find a place on the edge of the city with large parks with lots of banks and difficult terrain, the hilly spots

Is E2 7LL a nice area to live in London?

E2 7LL postcode is a very specific area, probably a road with 20–200 homes. If you go to the UK website rightmove you can see houses for sale or rent on this postcode or you can choose a wider area - within a quarter mile.You can look at how expensive the properties are,

Is England a good place to start a start-up?

Assuming we're talking tech, if you're very ambitious, and you're looking to build a multimillion dollar/pound company fast or lose it all (while having way more fun than your US counterparts), book a ticket to London if you're not already there. Things are a bit slower in the rest of England, but so is possibly

Is the area of City of London an actual city within London?

Interesting fact: Central London is actually comprised of two cities - the City Of London (on the eastern side of the city, roughly conforming to the boundaries of the original Roman settlement, often referred to as the ‘square mile') and the City Of Westminster (pretty much all the rest of Central London).The City Of London has its

What food should I try in England?

Indian cuisine (this is not always strictly Indian, could be Bangladeshi, Pakistani, etc). Vegetarians will have lots of choice here.Fish & chips from a fish and chip shop, but great fish and chips can be found in good food pubs too. If you're by the coast, even better as the fish will be super fresh :)A

What is the deal with British people and the way they wash their dishes?

Using a dishwasher, even for a large family, takes a lot of work, a lot of water, and a lot of electric power. First we scrape or even clean off the dishes(1) before we put them in the machine, then we put

What is the most romantic restaurant in London?

While this list is not necessarily comprehensive, all of the restaurants below have a romantic ambience and terrific food.  While most represent traditional French or Italian fare, I would recommend Viajante if you are looking for a more unique dining experience.  Chef Nuno Mendes has studied at El Bulli and

What is the worst food in England?

Well in Essex, they have seafood stalls all over the county. Not being from this area, and not really being exposed to too much fish as a child, I was like a kid in a sweet shop. Leigh-on-Sea is a marvellous place where seafood is king.However, Essex (and some Eastenders) have

What screams 'I am new to England'?

Being caught out by the weather is one.In England we talk about the weather so much because it changes so much during the course of a day. This can lead to those new to England running through the rain in shorts, while everyone else is in waterproofs. Or

Do other British people want doggy bags (restaurants) to be brought to England?

The idea of packing up your leftover food to take away is very very common in the UK.Not all restaurants do it but, in my experience, most do. Parents of young children find it most useful.There was a time, some 30 or 40 years ago, when it was not common in the UK. I remember

How to survive the winter in England being homeless, in the least possible discomfort and loss of dignity

My answer is based on having survival and bushcraft skills and only what I would do and have done in my own city.Find a place on the edge of the city with large parks with lots of banks and difficult terrain, the hilly spots

Is E2 7LL a nice area to live in London?

E2 7LL postcode is a very specific area, probably a road with 20–200 homes. If you go to the UK website rightmove you can see houses for sale or rent on this postcode or you can choose a wider area - within a quarter mile.You can look at how expensive the properties are,

Is England a good place to start a start-up?

Assuming we're talking tech, if you're very ambitious, and you're looking to build a multimillion dollar/pound company fast or lose it all (while having way more fun than your US counterparts), book a ticket to London if you're not already there. Things are a bit slower in the rest of England, but so is possibly

Is the area of City of London an actual city within London?

Interesting fact: Central London is actually comprised of two cities - the City Of London (on the eastern side of the city, roughly conforming to the boundaries of the original Roman settlement, often referred to as the ‘square mile') and the City Of Westminster (pretty much all the rest of Central London).The City Of London has its

What food should I try in England?

Indian cuisine (this is not always strictly Indian, could be Bangladeshi, Pakistani, etc). Vegetarians will have lots of choice here.Fish & chips from a fish and chip shop, but great fish and chips can be found in good food pubs too. If you're by the coast, even better as the fish will be super fresh :)A

What is the deal with British people and the way they wash their dishes?

Using a dishwasher, even for a large family, takes a lot of work, a lot of water, and a lot of electric power. First we scrape or even clean off the dishes(1) before we put them in the machine, then we put

What is the most romantic restaurant in London?

While this list is not necessarily comprehensive, all of the restaurants below have a romantic ambience and terrific food.  While most represent traditional French or Italian fare, I would recommend Viajante if you are looking for a more unique dining experience.  Chef Nuno Mendes has studied at El Bulli and

What is the worst food in England?

Well in Essex, they have seafood stalls all over the county. Not being from this area, and not really being exposed to too much fish as a child, I was like a kid in a sweet shop. Leigh-on-Sea is a marvellous place where seafood is king.However, Essex (and some Eastenders) have

What screams 'I am new to England'?

Being caught out by the weather is one.In England we talk about the weather so much because it changes so much during the course of a day. This can lead to those new to England running through the rain in shorts, while everyone else is in waterproofs. Or

What are the cultural differences between China and England?

Average Chinese don't believe in bloodline or nobility due to the frequent change of dynasty as the two famous sayings summarize:王侯将相宁有种乎?"If only the king, noble, general, minister have balls in their pants?"From Cheng sheng, a worker and prisoner in 209 BCE who realized

Is America the only place which gained independence from Britain by war?

No the Republic of Ireland with the Easter rising military uprising and subsequent negotiations gained independence.Coincidentally America beat the biggest empire the world has ever known to gain independence however lost or stale mated every other war it has ever taken part inThis is the equivalent of the second biggest dog

How many countries has England influenced?

Well having owned all but 22 Countries I would say pretty well the whole world has been effected in some way shape or form by our Society model

According to history, what is the actual issue between England and Ireland?

You can't just go back ‘several hundred' years to get a view on this.1,500 years ago various Irish warrior kings raided and occupied various parts of the west of the Britain. They ran a healthy slave trade, selling British people into the

How many countries has England ever invaded?

Either 6 or dozens, depending on how you count. Plus many more after 1707, once England was part of the United Kingdom.England was several competing kingdoms, fighting amongst themselves and fighting against invading forces.Eventually they formed a unified kingdom. Then, one month in 1066, both Norway and the Viking settlers of

Who came closest to conquering England?

A lot of these answers are making the leap of faith that political takeover is the same is Conquest. I disagree, a conquest is the taking by force, not by marrying someone, or being asked to be king.Given that, the closest that England has been to being conquered since 1066, is. Without doubt 1588 and the Spanish

When and how did Wales become part of Great Britain?

Great Britain is an island which is politically subdivided between England, Cornwall, Scotland and Wales. All of which also contain smaller islands.It is called Great Britain to differentiate it from Brittany, this doesn't make much sense in English, but makes perfect sense in French - Grande Bretagne and Bretagne.So

Economically, what is the difference between Scotland and England?

Scotland has a large resource extraction sector compared with England.England has a large (international) financial services sector compared with Scotland.England has a much higher population density, which obviously impacts on everything from

Are Australians/New Zealand people foreigners in England?

It depends on your definition of what ‘foreign' is. Culturally, not at all, the language is the same and we generally welcome Aussies and Kiwis like long lost relatives. Legally however, they have no automatic right to live and work in the UK just

Was Ireland a colony of England/Britain?

Northern Ireland is more like a British colony.The Ulster identity deriving from Scottish migrants directly.The British, specifically the English certainly tried many things to ensure Ireland's long term support and acceptance.They tried everything except the one thing that certainly would of worked

How would England and the world be different if Romans never landed in Great Britain?

If the Romans had never invaded Britain, then if there were ever such a thing as England, which is an exceedingly unlikely thing in this context, then England would certainly not be situated in Britain. It might be in northern France, or in Denmark.But Britain would have remained predominantly Celtic, and the Brittonic Celts would quite likely have

Why did Romans invade England?

Pretty much greed. It was Rome! And Rome does as its generals please, from the failure of Crassus to the success of Caesar and the subjugation of a big part of the Levant from Pompey the great. No need for casus belli as long as the gold keeps flowing. I mean I love the Roman

Why would England be culturally poorer if Wales, Northern Ireland and or Scotland left the Union?

It would not matter one jot.Wales, Scotland and Ireland would not suddenly cease to exist. Does France have no cultural influence on the UK because they are not the same country?Does the USA have no impact on the UK's music scene, TV or youth fashion because it is all the way across an ocean?

Why do people so often refer to Britain as a small island when it's actually the ninth largest island on the planet?

That's something I wonder about. Often, GB is referred to as a tiny island. In my opinion, that is ridiculous. I would say somewhere the size of Jersey could be called a tiny island as there are many, many islands across the world that are larger. That certainly does not apply to

What is it like to live in Dorking, England?

I've never lived in Dorking but I know the town a bit as a place I've passed through often since my childhood. It has two main roads that pass through the town, the very busy A24, running north/south, and the busy A25,

What would happen if Brazil had been colonized by England?

Brazilians would speak English and have a thriving tea growing industry.By now Brazil would be a solid democracy. A leading member of the Commonwealth, possibly with good ties to India.Brazil would have been more active in the World Wars, providing troops recognised