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I am English first, British second and never ever European. I have supported Oldham Athletic FC for 50 years which has made me immune from depression. My taste buds have died due to too many red hot curries so I drink Kronenburg beer and milk - sometimes in the same glass. I have a wife, daughter, 9 cats and I like toast.

A British Perspective On Our Unsafe World Today

by Neil Bamforth Now before you start I am not claiming to speak for Britain. This is the personal perspective from one Brit. Ok? Savvy? We good with that? Bloody…

“It’s A Bit Damp And Breezy In America” Says Northern Britain

by Neil Bamforth The weather has always been something of an obsession to the British – particularly the English. In the north of England especially complete strangers often stop you…

Are the British Taking Their Medicine?

A group of scientists, (it's always a group of scientists isn't it?), have discovered many Brits are not taking the medicine prescribed to them by their doctors. …

The British Curry and Koran Takeaway

by Neil Bamforth I am particularly partial to curry. Quite frequently we order a delivery takeaway. Occasionally we go to a particularly fine Indian restaurant not too far away but…

A Very British Study Of An American President

by Neil Bamforth Now we all know what a fart is do we not? It is an expulsion of a noxious gas from the rectum. The fart itself lasts for…

Britain Lists To Starboard?

What is it with 'lists?' What is this obsession that people seem to have with lists? Facebook in particular is awash with people who want you to list your favourite…

America Over The Decades From A British Perspective

As Americans do you ever wonder what the Brits actually think about you? No? Oh well I'll tell you anyway. We like you enormously on the whole - albeit, at…

Britain’s Trembling Stiff Upper Lip

The British people have, or more accurately, had for many decades been best known for, if nothing else, their 'stiff upper lip'. The saying 'stiff upper lip' referred to the…

An Englishman Explains ‘Taking the Mickey’ Out of Someone

Given that we have established that Britain has lost the ability to retain it's 'stiff upper lip', what we haven't established is whether there is a clear replacement for this…

Britain’s Devastating Floods Might Soon Be the New Normal

by Neil Bamforth I want to delve a little deeper into this climate change thingy. Now before anyone starts on me, I am not for one second claiming that I…

Is That A Hard Brexit In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Pleased To See Me?

by Neil Bamforth For all you Anglophiles out there in America – and I do apologise for calling you something ending in ‘philes’ but I didn’t create the name so don’t blame…

What All This Climate Change Malarkey Means For Britain

by Neil Bamforth A recent article regarding climate change in Europe has prompted me to stick in my two pennies worth. You see, as an Englishman I am, like all Englishmen…

Exactly What IS British Culture These Days?

by Neil Bamforth I very nearly titled this little offering as ‘What IS Western Culture?’ until it dawned on me that I was about to have enough trouble fathoming out the…

Chance Encounters With Britain’s Famous and Not So Famous

by Neil Bamforth It’s amazing really how many people on this planet think their life has been enhanced merely by somebody ‘famous’ smiling at them – even if the smile is…

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