EXPRESS POLL: Are you as proud as ever to be British?



12.07.2019 12:43

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The public finances are back in great shape after years of austerity and even Brexit is finally set to be resolved, with both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt vowing to do the right thing and deliver on the verdict of the people within their first few months as PM. So today - in defiance of the gloom merchants who want to do our country down - we ask you a very simple, but very important question: Are you as proud as ever to be British?

Britain has just seen a 33C heatwave and is now bracing for more soaring temperatures at the height of summer.The thermometer is expected to hit 28C this weekend and could reach 35C next week, according to latest forecasts.The latest heatwave will see yet more people flocking to Britain’s glorious parks and beaches.This weekend will also see a host of fantastic sporting events, not least England’s cricket team taking on New Zealand in a bid to win the World Cup for the first time ever.

It followed yesterday’s sterling victory over the Aussies thanks to a brilliant batting performance by new hero Jason Roy.Success against the Kiwis on home turf will be a major boost for the England side who will also be looking to batter Australia in the Ashes this summer.Also this weekend will also see thousands flock to Wimbledon the home of tennis for both men and women finals. While F1 arrives for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone where Lewis Hamilton again leads the racers in the standings.And this year has seen a sporting spectacular with the brave Lionesses making us proud at the women’s World Cup in France, making it through to the semi-final before being cruelly edged out by the United States.

The women’s impressive display followed Britain dominating European football with Liverpool beating Tottenham in the European Cup final and Chelsea victorious over Arsenal.Away from the sporting field Britain has defied the sceptics in the financial markets.The unemployment rate is now at a near a record low with just 1.3 million out of work according to official data.And UK GDP continues to grow, rising 0.3 percent in latest figures thanks to a rise in car manufacturing.

With a £26.6billion fiscal warchest and public spending set to increase with no tax rises on the way, as Britain prepares its exit from the European Union. Even doom mongers the Bank of England revealed yesterday lenders can withstand a ‘no deal’ Brexit.Meanwhile, Britain continues to flourish on education with a record number of 18-year-olds applying for university places, according to the latest Ucas figures.The UK Government is also leading the battle against climate change this month pledging to spend £200million on research and technoligy to help developing nations, according to an announcement by the Department for International Development.But we want to hear what you think -  so vote in our exclusive poll now and comment underneath this article.


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