Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Cult of celebrity and binge-drinking have replaced manners, says tourist guide

Forget afternoon tea, cricket on the village green, roast beef and good manners.

Britain is suffering an identity crisis as our genteel traditions are eroded by an obsession with TV talent shows, junk food, binge-drinking and porn, and diluted by multiculturalism, according to a travel guide.

It is "a telling indictment that more vote in TV talent shows than for their country's leaders", says the latest edition of the Lonely Planet guide to Great Britain. Read more

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