Many of our members, including myself, come from the United Kingdom. However, many come from overseas - and some will know more about Britain than others. To these people, encyclopedias like Wikipedia can be of some use: they can tell you how our political system is structured and how it functions; the history of how the UK came to exist in its current form; the demographic breakdown of the country; and our most popular TV shows, food and drink. What these encyclopedias can't tell you, however, is what these things are like to live with every day. That's what this topic is for.
The format is simple: members from outside Britain ask questions, and members from inside Britain answer them . Just a couple of notes, before we begin:
- Any question, whether political or not, is welcome, as long as it's on-topic (i.e. actually about Britain), and asked in good faith.
- This topic takes a questions-and-answers format, not a discussion format. You're welcome to ask as many follow-up questions to your answers as you wish; however, any discussions or debates about anything that comes up in here should take place in a separate topic.
- Not all Brits have the same experience of Britain: someone living in rural Wales will have a very different perspective from someone living in an affluent suburb of London. Therefore, if one Brit answers a question, and then another Brit feels that they have something else to add to that answer, then they're more than welcome to do so.
- There's no reason why we can't have variations on this format. For example, if one of our Canadian members wants to start "Ask the Canadians about Canada", or one of our Australian members wants to start "Ask the Aussies about Australia", then go right ahead !
So, any questions ?