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Fish & chips make Brits proud

Fish and chips has topped a poll of what makes us proud to be British.

Almost two-thirds of the 2,000 people asked by British Seniors Insurance Agency chose fish and chips as the thing that makes them the most proud to be British. It was followed by the NHS, roast dinners, a full English breakfast and the countryside.

Our history and culture also ranked on the list with castles (39%), Buckingham Palace (35%), and Shakespeare (33%) all making an appearance. Unsurprisingly the Royal Family are a source of pride for us alongside Ant & Dec, Philip Schofield & Holly Willoughby and the Beckhams.

There are a couple of funny quirks that we all know and love that make an appearance. Things like talking about the weather (33%), queueing (25%), and apologising for everything (21%) all make us proud of where we’ve come from.

One clear point of difference is the generational gap when it comes to which sauce goes best with chips, with 1 in 10 18-24 year olds claiming BBQ sauce compared to fewer than 2 in 100 of over 55s, who prefer to stick with old fashioned ketchup.

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