Living: Blackpool in the Sun

Brits take over Miami Beach, with manners and moolah

"The British are coming! The British are coming!" roared a rider in a hired Paul Revere costume, as he galloped up Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Even as rent-a-Revere was spreading the tidings last April, the first Anglo invaders were pouring off a chartered jet at the Miami International Airport. There they were welcomed by a high school band playing Rule, Britannia, Mickey Mouse, Flipper the Dolphin, a bicycle-riding parrot and the mayor of Miami Beach. Hizzoner grabbed the first couple to clear customs and...

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