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FILE – In this Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 file photo, fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower, known as Big Ben, as the New Year’s Day celebrations begin in London. London plans to beef up its police presence and close down some roads for New Year’s Eve after a year marked by repeated extremist attacks. The Metropolitan Police said Thursday Dec. 28, 2017, there is no specific threat to the city’s massive celebration, which is focused on a fireworks display over the River Thames, but says the public should be vigilant. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

As our nation continues to celebrate America’s founding this weekend, it’s worth considering how the country we broke away from feels about it these days. Do people in Great Britain actually celebrate the Fourth of July? You may be surprised by the answer.

Laurence Brown, a British expat who married an American woman, whose clipped, monotone (and hilarious) demeanor may remind some GenXers of Pet Shop Boys’ singer Neil Tennant’s in one of their early music videos like “West End Girls,” sets everything straight in this snappy Q and A video. His whole YouTube series, “Lost in the Pond,” is worth a binge-watch, too.



Becca Lower
Becca Lower is a writer with RedState and formerly worked at IJR.com as a writer and editor. She grew up outside Cincinnati, OH, in former Speaker John Boehner's district, and currently lives in Mesa, AZ.

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