"England is the country that gave the world, off the top of my head, William Shakespeare, the Bible [Check this], Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the language that most of it speaks,"So Friday night we had Isambard Kingdom Brunel (played by a Northern Irishman) reading Shakespeare. What more do you want?
I am not afraid to come right out and speak my mind over this, no matter how unpopular it may be: this year's opening ceremony was, er, very good indeed (and only occasionally completely impenetrable.) The French guy even talked about sportsmanship as I suggested. Paul McCartney is now officially a national embarrassment.