although I was born in the UK, I do not consider myself British by the virtue of Britain being my place of birth. However I do consider myself Indian by the virtue of my parents and grand-parents being Indian and many generations beyond that being Indian and am therefore proud of my nationality and culture and as I’m sure you will appreciate, I am not in a hurry to replace either of them and do not take kindly to anyone trying to dictate to me which nationality I am.
There lies the problem of Great Britain 2004.
Everybody wants to live here, raise their families here, be part of this so called 'multi-cultural society'.
In reality, none of them want to be British - this is the reason why people object when certain groups get or expect preferential treatment over anything or claim racism when they can't get their own way.
It's about time everybody swore allegiance to The Union Jack when coming to our lands, just like they have to with The Star-Spangled Banner in America.
Sorry if my comments sound over the top but I feel, like a lot of people, the Britain will never be one happy, multi-cultural society all the time the ethnic minorities adopt this attitude.
Keep a link to your roots and cultural but accept that by virtue of moving here, being allowed a BRITISH passport, you become a British citizen.
This is not a pop of Gravesindian specifically - just a general summarisation. No doubt somebody from the politically correct brigade will tell me off for these comments - I'm no racist - but surely the idea of a multi-cultural society is that people are of one nation with different cultures within?