Abortion in Britain is not considered controversial. Is this true?

Nope. Here's what most people are missing. Under the U.S. Constitution a woman has an absolute right to abortion on demand during the first trimester . While, abortions on demand are illegal in Britain.Abortion laws in the United Kingdom remain significantly stricter than in Canada and the United States in that the government

How has Australia managed to remain so culturally British compared to Canada and the USA, despite the great distance involved?

I'm not sure you are correct in your assumption, although there is some truth to to told here.I would argue that much of this supposed

Is it worth getting a swimming pool in the UK?

This depends on the house. Swimming pools have very high running costs for maintinance and heating*. If your house is in the category where running costs will be of any concern at all to potential owners then a swimming pool typically reduces the values

What are England's best kept secrets?

its people, its countryside and its real history.most people think they know the ‘british' but don't understand the english or what the difference is in those two terms. many see some of the countryside, but never get out of the car or train

Does UK feel closer ties with Australia or USA?

Australia. Australia is like our cousin with better teeth and healthier skin. The USA is like our disobedient teenage son who stormed out of the family home, set up his own business and became much richer and more powerful than his parents! Obviously we are very close to the USA. And one-to-one Americans and Brits often get

How can Britain be considered a true democracy if it has no Constitution?

First, to sort out the confusing semantics.The word

How will the United States be affected by Britain leaving the EU?

I don't believe that the day-to-day life of a common US American will be affected by a significant measure. However, this rings alarm bells in the Government and Business circles.The UK has been the voice of the US inside the European Union. Any major US foreign policy

In Britain, what is the most popular outdoor activity?

In rural Britain it's walking around holding your phone in the air to try and get some sort of signal.Then there is the popular summer pastime of driving to road lay by, unpacking tables and chairs and having a picnic. Seriously, we often do this in car parks rather than take the picnic to a

Is Britain culturally closer to America or France/Germany?

I can only give my own experience. I have lived the largest part of my life in the U.S., but I have lived outside the U.S. for significant stints including in the UK. My father ran a large manufacturing facility

Is France considered Britain's best friend today?

I wouldn't say so.If one had to chose a country that deserves the title of "Britain's best friend", it would probably be the United States, as Piers Sutton said: The UK and the US have long had a a Special Relationship that arguably reaches back to a time (in the XIXth century) when

Is it true that Britain considered surrendering to Nazi Germany?

To answer this you have to place yourselves in the context of the Summer of 1940. Hitler had just finished conquering and dominating Europe. Poland, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg and France fell in under 2 months of actual fighting combined. Eastern Europe and Russia were allied with Germany giving them access to

What happened to Britain after ww2?

There are two answers depending on the time frame you use.  This answer looks at the immediate aftermath Immediately after the war, Britain demobilised millions of people who had been conscripted.  Those people returned home to try and rebuild their lives. Until

What if Britain spent 12% of its budget on defence like the USA?

The question supposes that it is possible to compare the budget of the United States Government with the budget of the United Kingdom's Government. This is not possible. In the United Kingdom because all sovereignty is vested in their sovereign running through parliament, their budget is

What is the most British thing ever?

During the high times of British rule in India a British administrator was warned not to offend Indian cultural sensitivities. He agreed. One day an important Hindu man died. His relatives wanted to throw a massive funeral procession finishing with a pyre and came to him to arrange it.

Which sports that were invented in Great Britain are commonly played around the world?

Wikipedia has this covered, as with most things, so start with: List of English inventions and discoveries - WikipediaA few to keep you going:Association Football (Soccer)Rugby UnionRugby LeagueGolfLawn TennisTable TennisBadmintonSquashReal tennisCricketBaseball / RoundersField HockeySnookerBilliardsCrown green bowlingSkittlesNetballBobsleighCurlingDartsTiddlywinksBoxingShin-kicking

Why did Canada become less British compared to other British colonies or Commonwealth realms?

I think I understand what this Question refers to. Canada is certainly a Commonwealth country but doesn't have quite the

Abortion in Britain is not considered controversial. Is this true?

Nope. Here's what most people are missing. Under the U.S. Constitution a woman has an absolute right to abortion on demand during the first trimester . While, abortions on demand are illegal in Britain.Abortion laws in the United Kingdom remain significantly stricter than in Canada

As a British person, what do Americans do that you find weird?

Their entire political system.Disproportionate representation in favour of rural voters.Elected life-time judges.Lobbyists and special interests in control of law making and the government (especially in the current administration).Lying, cheating, swindling, corruption and hypocrisy from politicians with no repercussions.Their lack of ambition.In aid programmes (mismanaged funds (buying tools that cannot be used or maintained), poor

How is The American South perceived in Great Britain?

Really, really badly.I mean staggeringly badly.Basically the South is seen as endemically racist, massively violent, unthinkingly religious, bigoted, stupid, and with politicians who would have made Hitler say

Is it worth getting a swimming pool in the UK?

This depends on the house. Swimming pools have very high running costs for maintinance and heating*. If your house is in the category where running costs will be of any concern at all to potential owners then a swimming pool typically reduces the values of a home. On the other hand, a

What are England's best kept secrets?

its people, its countryside and its real history.most people think they know the ‘british' but don't understand the english or what the difference is in those two terms. many see some of the countryside, but never get out of the car or train and really inhabit it for any length of time. many think they know england's

What can the United Kingdom learn from the United States?

While not perfect, I do admire Americans optimism and willingness to progress, to find those with capital who are able to take on their ideas and put them into practice and make money. Also being innovators in new technology and of course their space program, which in getting to the moon, is likely their greatest hour.

What is a way bigger deal in the United Kingdom than in the United States?

What is a way bigger deal in the United Kingdom than in the United States?The British are not especially keen on overt patriotism and the reverence of symbolism that seems to have become a part of American culture. However, one area where we are passionate is the use of poppies on Remembrance day.The traditional poppy is worn with its

What is legal in the United Kingdom but illegal in the United States?

Crossing the road wherever you like (except motorways). Camping on the beach. Rehabilitating injured wildlife as a private individual, so long as you look after the animal properly and release it once it is fit to go (and if it

What was Britain's role in the Manhattan Project? Did the British gain knowledge from it to create its own atomic bomb?

The UK essentially already had the base knowledge of how to utilise nuclear materials for a potential weapon, and already had a programme to develop one by the time the US entered the war. It was the first nuclear weapons programme in history.A series of experiments at Imperial College London and the University of Birmingham in early-1940 produced several

Which is a better place to live: United Kingdom or United States of America?

Oh Yes I am 100% certain that all patriotic flag waving Americans are saying

Do terrorists like ISIS fear Americans or the British more?

None of them, really.I do not think that the