Here at HuffPost UK, we confess we have a deep affection for the good ol' US of A. Indeed, we'll readily admit that there are some things which make it better than the good ol' U of K.

So what better way to mark this Fourth of July than by listing some of the reasons why America is probably quite happy to be independent from us? From sports to supermarkets, politicians to pop stars, we've come up with 14 ways in which America beats Britain, below.

(And American friends: we love you, but be warned - we're already planning a list of 14 Reasons Why Britain Is Better Than America. Just make sure you keep Piers Morgan over there, otherwise it's going down to 13.)

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  • 1. America is led by this man...

  • Britain is led by this man.

  • 2. This is a normal sight in American supermarkets...

  • This is a normal sight in British supermarkets.

  • 3. This is how they entertain sports spectators at half time in America...

  • This is how they entertain sports spectators at half time in Britain.

  • 4. America has Las Vegas...

  • Britain has Blackpool.

  • 5. America has bears...

  • Britain has pigeons.

  • 6. American talent show winners go on to win Oscars...

  • British talent show winners go on to play golf clubs.

  • 7. This is August in New York...

  • This is August in London.

  • 8. The American leader's deputy is Joe Biden...

  • The British leader's deputy is Nick Clegg.

  • 9. American sports players are protected from harm...

  • British sports players are in real physical danger on a regular basis.

  • 10. This is a snowfall in America...

  • This is a snowfall in Britain.

  • 11. When American shop assistants say 'Have a nice day', they usually mean it...

  • Most British shop assistants have lost their jobs.

  • 12. This is how they make salads in America...

  • This is how they make salads in Britain.

  • 13. America has Disneyland...

  • Britain has Poundland.

  • 14. America has Jeffrey Osborne...

  • Britain has George Osborne.