More Sex, Please, We're British

I am not enthusiastic about Tony Blair's plans to create a youthful and stylish New Britain, where people are less formal and more willing to express their emotions. I've always been fond of the stodgy and overly formal Old Britain, where people don't have any emotions to express.

Unlike the Prime Minister, I treasure the image of English men's clubs, full of dozing old gents who have names like Trevor and refer to their wives in tender moments as "old thing." I would be unhappy to see Jeeves and Bertie Wooster get on a first-name basis. I don't even want to...

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