Vindaloo - another I wanted to keep
No Englishman, I won't even say patriot because it's not about patriotism it's about the essence of Englishness, would EVER seek to turn the culture of MY country into something unchanging.
Forget the usual useless argument racists tend to make about people coming in, look at how England has changed in the past couple of years... Now you can buy sushi in Sainsburys (do you see THAT many Japanese people around, no it's English people eating Sushi. We go bungee jumping some of us (and that particular piece of madness came from New Zealand).
But one change, the brilliant change that makes me PROUD to be English because it can ONLY happen in England. I saw two buskers on the Underground playing together. There was a Chinese guy on bongoes and a white dreadlocked rasta playing the Didgeridoo.
We take the culture of the world and we make it OURS and yes, that makes me proud to be English.
THAT, my friend, is the England I'd happily fight for.
"Vindaloo... vindaloo, we're gonna score one more than you."