Re: A hint at the UK's future
@ I ain't Spartacus
There is nothing wrong in being proud and optimistic about "oneself" but there is also a limit to the superlatives one can use before it gets ridiculous.
I once pointed out to one Brit that Britain is not the world's fifth largest economy anymore.
And his response was - yes but Britain is traditionally the fifth largest.
My question is what is it that makes the British repeat that in front of every text, every speech.
Is there even one other country that has this same funny need, France, Germany, China, India ?.
Is this need the result of a immense lack of belief.
A bit like a woman who keeps repeating - look I am beautiful, look I am beautiful.
Britain was number two in car manufacturing for some time after the war but about number thirteen today and foreign owned, an industry hardly happy with Brexit.
But I give you credit for not using the "world leading" even once.
The exports look like this so far.
Country Exports 2021
China $2.16 Tn
United States $1.58 Tn
Germany $1.40 Tn
Japan $683.30 Bn
South Korea $577.40 Bn
France $551.80 Bn
Netherlands $526.40 Bn
Italy $499.10 Bn
Hong Kong $496.90 Bn
United Kingdom $436.50 Bn
Canada $433.00 Bn
The services part would make me worried due to the word that shall not be mentioned.
All the best, life goes on.