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Why are the British self-deprecating?

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Our guest editor Dame Clara Furse, who is of Dutch origin, is a great admirer of Britain's unique traditions but finds that the British are far less likely than other nationalities to celebrate their successes.

Columnist for The Times Matthew Parris and writer for the Financial Times Lucy Kellaway discuss British self-deprecation.


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