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101 Reasons Why the British are the Best - By an American

22/06/2012 17:02 BST | Updated 22/08/2012 10:12 BST

1. Queen Victoria

2. The Queen

3. Kate Middleton

4. Camilla Parker Bowles

5. Princess Diana

6. Prince Philip

7. Prince William

8. Prince Harry

9. Samantha Cameron

10. David Cameron

11. Prince Charles

12. Oxford

13. Cambridge

14. The London School of Economics

15. Freedom

16. Democracy

17. Open-mindedness

18. Eccentricity

19. J-walking is legal

20. The guys who work in the tube and on the trains

21. Pubs

22. The Olympics

23. The Jubilee

24. Street parties

25. Radio 4

26. Radio 2

27. The BBC in general

28. Parliament

29. The Empire

30. The Commonwealth

31. Never joining the Euro

32. Winston Churchill

33. Margaret Thatcher

34. The weather that makes everyone slightly mad

35. Irony

36. Stephen Fry

37. Michael Parkinson

38. The Hospice in the Weald

39. Michael Gove

40. The shipping forecast

41. Ascot

42. Glyndebourne

43. Henley

44. Wimbledon

45. The Chelsea Flower Show

46. Lloyd's of London

47. Niall Ferguson

48. Marks and Spencer

49. Tesco

50. Sainsburys

51. Floris

52. Penhaligon's

53. Superiority complex disguised by self-deprecation

54. The Hare in Langton Green

55. The Spa Hotel

56. Collins & Sons, even though they wouldn't loan me that sapphire pendant for my divorce party...and it was only next door!

57. The guy who let me have the Daily Mail from his cafe this morning

58. Marmite

59. Hovis Original Granary

60. Kent College Pembury

61. Sir Paul

62. Ozzy

63. Aristocrats that drive shit cars

64. A class system that means that no one thinks they're entitled to anything

65. Work/life balance

66. Every cab driver

67. Horses that don't always obey

68. Car boot sales

69. Bond Street

70. Mayfair

71. The City

72. Gentlemen's Clubs (that admit women...or don't)

73. The Mother's Union

74. The Women's Institute

75. Doctors

76. Harley Street

77. Teachers

78. Nurses

79. Bus drivers

80. Post boxes

81. Red telephone boxes

82. Kate Middleton's wedding dress

83. Bonham's

84. Lloyd's brokers

85. Lloyd's underwriters

86. The Lloyd's Yacht Club

87. Alright, I'll give you the Beckhams

88. Dame Judy

89. Oscar Wilde

90. Vita Sackville-West

91. The Vine in Sevenaoks

92. Zafferano

93. Cigarette packs with stupid pictures trying to talk you out of smoking

94. Kingsley Napley

95. Michael Rowlands

96. Greg Clark MP

97. That weird suburban obsession with having chickens...

98. Tunbridge Wells

99. The Huffington Post UK

100. John Humphreys, who still thinks he's going to die an athiest

101. The Conservative Party - the most successful political party in history.

I know I'll think of more later, but please feel free to add to my list.