Letter: Yes, Bruges is very nice, shame about the bigoted British

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INDEED, Bruges is very nice except when it is being invaded by coachloads of Britons cooing and chattering in the parochial fashion typical of Britons overseas. It is, of course, standard British practice to adopt a high- handed, arrogant and patronising attitude whenever it comes to anything unBritish.

Perhaps you could suggest why only 39 per cent of British expatriates living in Europe plan to return to the UK. Indeed, Bruges is very nice. One wishes the same could be said of Basingstoke.

Paul Aitman


The Netherlands