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  • Neal Murfitt
    Neal Murfitt 4 days ago

    Bin chicken lmfao

  • Goat Man
    Goat Man 8 days ago

    Drugs are more prevalent in the big cities, but most of Britain is pretty drug free.
    As for the "diverse" statement, again, in the cities yes it is diverse, but not in the countryside, i live in the country and i first met a black person when i was 8 years old back in the 90s

  • KAT TEAM MEMBERS
    KAT TEAM MEMBERS 16 days ago

    You're every vidoe is awesome

  • Nathan povey
    Nathan povey 20 days ago

    Love the way your British accent is improving, you sound more intelligent and slightly wiser.

  • ddfann
    ddfann 21 day ago

    The "Right Honourable Friend" is the formal way to address another MP in Parliament. There is also "Honourable Friend", the difference is whether the MP is a Privy Councillor or not.

  • Kin To
    Kin To 22 days ago

    They sometimes randomly hand out Extinction Rebellion newspaper at richmond about 5pm

  • Douglas Green
    Douglas Green 22 days ago

    In England we watch foreigners play sports in football etc....Working class white males don't play sports any more as no one wants them or cares about them..

  • Jacky Braun
    Jacky Braun 27 days ago +1

    "Amazon is amazing" -I always thought that was where the name came from ....

  • shaun riach
    shaun riach 29 days ago +1

    go see Glencoe,the west coast,highlands and islands in Scotland,you;ll love it

  • Shaun Henderson
    Shaun Henderson Month ago +1

    Just to add to the eBay thing, I'm in the UK and have regularly ordered from China and Hong Kong, and even Australia, and I've never waited longer than two weeks, wish on the other hand, months and months and months waiting time

  • Shaun Henderson
    Shaun Henderson Month ago

    Here in the UK it is possible, with a bit of planning, to walk from lands end, to John o groats, and apart from things like crossing rivers etc, and not have to walk on a road, using the public footpaths and bridal ways, get your self an ordinance survey map, best maps in the world by the way, for you chosen areacand get out into the countryside.

  • fuckgoogle
    fuckgoogle Month ago

    1 month delivery? 😮 that’s mad! Think amazon is American to give credit where due but it apparently works a lot better here 😂

  • Mr LJ
    Mr LJ Month ago

    The levels of political activity in the UK that you've seen are very new. Brexit is one of the most significant events in the last 50 years. Extinction Rebellion's activity is not UK specific.

  • Leon Tubrok
    Leon Tubrok Month ago

    Think what you say about about stately homes and such has always underrated. you can have mini holiday every weekend visiting these places, castles, museums etc

  • Peter Bentley
    Peter Bentley Month ago

    Have wild Wallabies in parts of the UK. Not mentioning the Parakeets which are thriving. Not unusual to see a Wallaby bouncing in front of a car down south.

  • anumba1
    anumba1 Month ago

    You look very healthy for a vegan, it obviously works for you.

  • Sean Ashley
    Sean Ashley Month ago

    im a wiltshire man a great county

  • JRT Underground
    JRT Underground Month ago

    lol, won't eat animal products but will eat from Greggs. Gross

  • John Small
    John Small Month ago

    If you're in the City of London, look for St Dunstan's in the East. That'll surprise you.

  • Vivien Williams
    Vivien Williams Month ago +1

    Don't understand your remark re Ebay. I'm always browsing Ebay; I thought it was huge in UK. I hardly ever use Amazon.

  • Keith Morfett
    Keith Morfett 2 months ago +2

    Judging by the amount of places you’ve been to, ‘I’m a fairly active person’ is a bit of an understatement 😎

  • beavertown2006
    beavertown2006 2 months ago

    Is it true Australian and English accent are similar compare to US accent?

  • nichola kirkpatrick
    nichola kirkpatrick 2 months ago +1

    The lake district has some of the best walks and hikes

  • Cheryl Stephenson
    Cheryl Stephenson 2 months ago +3

    You're the only person who seems to be as enamoured with the UK as I am, and it's so refreshing!

  • Adam
    Adam 2 months ago

    you have to visit Wales!

  • Danny Costello
    Danny Costello 2 months ago

    So theres two things with Amazon most don't know.
    Download these two apps...
    Amazon prime now this is Amazons same day delivery app so you literally order and within the same day they'll deliver it to you (it's more limited but still has alot of stuff)
    And also smile.amazon this is Amazon but they'll donate to your choice of charity every time you purchase something. For some reason they don't advertise these that well but thought I'd let you know (this is in the UK btw no idea about other countries)

  • Michael Coley
    Michael Coley 2 months ago

    Quite right about the impact of compulsory voting on activism. White ibis “trash bird” - rare in England?

  • rob foster
    rob foster 2 months ago

    48% of the UK are woke extremists. The other 52% work... So more often than not your exposed to to the Liberal psychopaths. 5pm onwards all the normal working class people venture home to see their 2.4 kid families.

  • Blue Balls
    Blue Balls 2 months ago

    Wiltshire country vibes? I guess you have never been to Swindon.

  • scumbaguk
    scumbaguk 2 months ago +1

    Wait till you realise you can get same day deliveries with amazon prime. 😀

  • Real.Piece.Of.Work
    Real.Piece.Of.Work 2 months ago

    I like videos that compere two different countries, you should do one in which compere London to England.

  • Maximus2210
    Maximus2210 2 months ago

    So random story...I live in Manchester..love it...but needed a break and headed to the lake District which has some of the most amazing lakes and walks ever. Rented a cottage for the week. Before setting off we ordered supplies for the week on Tesco online app and collected it at collection point outside store and drove to lake District. On way back, we were too lazy to do the same so we ordered everything to be delivered to house whilst in passenger seat and we just ordered a takeaway first night back. Also, she always orders bagless so that we don't use any additional plastic bags.

  • Rich
    Rich 2 months ago

    woo go Wiltshire!

  • Hatman Alchemy
    Hatman Alchemy 2 months ago

    Thanks Yvette as a Brit that was really interesting.

  • Eye On-Demand
    Eye On-Demand 2 months ago

    Very interesting and I really like your friendly approach to it all. Hey, if you like normal Amazon delivery, you have to download their "Prime Now" app - they deliver in 2 hours for free. By the way, you are correct in "my right honourable friend". While it is officially a polite way to address someone in government, it is often turned around as an insult. You may sometimes find it as a precursor to an attack. Also sometimes heard is "my learned friend" which are rarely said to another actual friend, but a foe. Well spotted there as not everyone has noticed that these are often used as an insult

    • Steve Barlow
      Steve Barlow 2 months ago

      The phrase 'My learned friend' refers to someone who is a barrister or solicitor.

  • Chris Whitten
    Chris Whitten 2 months ago

    Agree about the meat in Australia. Lived there for ten years. Tough for a vegetarian. Caveat, I'm not a real big fan of bean shoots and tofu. Thai is obviously big in Oz. I Europe I live on Italian food, veg burgers, Mexican etc. Most of the best, up market Italian restaurants in Oz have basically nothing on the menu for vegetarians. Leave any city and go bush, there is virtually nothing for vegetarians at all.

  • dublinius
    dublinius 2 months ago

    Living in London is very different to living in most other parts of the UK outside big cities, so making broad assumptions about things like drug use gives a distorted impression.

    • Aitch Elle
      Aitch Elle Month ago

      dublinius I moved 5 hours from a small country village to a small country town. Drugs everywhere at both of them.

    • nick260682
      nick260682 2 months ago +2

      So basically your point is, living in the country is different from living in the city.
      Wow you should get the Nobel prize for anthropology!! You’re like the Einstein of sociology!! Incredible insight!

  • Tom Creighton
    Tom Creighton 2 months ago +2

    "Right honourable friend" is how you address a member of the privy council. The whole cabinet and the leaders of the opposition are members

  • dublinius
    dublinius 2 months ago +9

    When MP's say "my right honourable friend" they're referring to a cabinet minister from their own party and "honourable friend" is similarly an mp from their own party so they're not insults. Calling each other "honourable" is just a traditional formality even if they're referring to an opposition member, it says nothing about their feelings towards each other.

    • aucourant
      aucourant 13 days ago

      They use "The right honourable gentleman, the member for xxxxxx" when referring to opposition members. So her point is still correct.

    • Mr LJ
      Mr LJ Month ago

      The title itself makes a point about what MPs should be

  • gareth lowbridge
    gareth lowbridge 2 months ago +1

    In parliament they have to call each other right honorable. It's like the rules or somthing. It has nothing to do with insults. The insults do often follow th

  • Ethan Kristopher-Hartley
    Ethan Kristopher-Hartley 2 months ago +1

    You'll be pleased to know that when politicians say "My Honourable/Right Honourable Friend" they are - generally - being genuinely polite as MPs use that to refer to their own party. If they say "The Honourable Lady/Gentleman opposite/MP for Pity Me" then they're usually talking about another party and yes - generally being arsey. 😁
    I think that a lot of your opinions in this video are being formed by the South East. I would definitely suggest getting up into some of the Northern towns and cities for a week or two. The main cities are going through some huge architectural changes so visiting Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow etc... Gives you a huge change from London. (When I moved to Newcastle I was shocked by how white it was - but that's changing slowly.) But if you *really* want to see the differences between the UK and Oz, try the smaller towns and cities. Sunderland, Carlisle (where I saw a morris troupe dancing in Black face on the High Street.), Preston, Nottingham/Chesterfield. I guarantee that you'll have a list as long as your arm! 😁
    And finally, have you signed up for Amazon Prime? 2 hour delivery. TWO HOUR DELIVERY!!!

  • OrganMusicYT
    OrganMusicYT 2 months ago

    Drugs is a major issue and nothing seems to be done about it. It doesn't appear to be near the top of the law enforcement agenda.

  • Philip Croft
    Philip Croft 2 months ago

    Yvette---you are VERY attractive---why arent you in a Aussie Soap?

  • Jonny Melamet
    Jonny Melamet 2 months ago

    The Wallace collection is also a great free museum near Bond Street station.

  • Michael Wincott
    Michael Wincott 2 months ago

    Message me for a spare bedroom in our house with my wife and two kids in Falmouth, Cornwall! You are great!

  • tooshlong
    tooshlong 2 months ago

    Poor girl is surrounded by middle class yuppies. I assume London. Ye. London ain't Britian.

    • tooshlong
      tooshlong 2 months ago

      @nick260682 I have the displeasure of having to live in this shit hole for 8 months a year for work.
      Rude. I mean really really rude
      Obnoxious and selfish
      Utterly atomised (see point directly above)
      The most smug people you'll ever meet (the white middle class ones)
      Despicable levels of inequality
      Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, York, are far more pleasant places to live with far more pleasant people inhabiting these places. Baffled that you don't see a difference but each to their own.

    • nick260682
      nick260682 2 months ago +1

      What do you actually know of London? Where have you been? I see all sorts of people saying that, but no one can explain why. I’m from London but I’ve travelled quite a lot for work or pleasure round a lot of the country, and aside from the differences between urban and rural life which are obvious, I didn’t notice much difference.
      I was in Manchester for a week recently, it’s like a smaller London. There’s the hipster bit, the bar bit, the glamorous bit, the old bit, the good bits, the shit bits. It’s just London has all them times about 10.
      I think a lot of people don’t know London, but get annoyed about it but they aren’t sure why. They’ve been to the very central tourist bit and think that’s it. London is MASSIVE. And each bit has its own unique character.
      I asked someone else about this on TVclip and he said because of people like Danny Dyer and Greg Wallace. One of whom lives in Essex and one in Kent. Or because there’s “no English people” when there’s about 5.5 million English people who live here, which is obviously at more than any other English city.
      What do you even think it would be like to make it more like England as you see it??

  • welshpete12
    welshpete12 2 months ago

    In my part of the world , in Wales . Drugs is a very big no,no . The Police here now, have a special testing kit for car drivers . If you are found to be under the influence of something while driving . It will not go well for you !
    But thank you for your observations on our culture . Do please keep them coming and do please say it as you see it , be frank ! It's always interesting to see how others see us . :-)

  • FreeToWheel
    FreeToWheel 2 months ago

    What general UK wild life which we take for granted are you amazed by......do you have Badgers, Hedgehogs, foxes etc in Australia and what about birds Robins, Blackbirds, Blue Tits etc......do we have equivalents animals that are amazing to you as Kangaroo, Emu, Koala are amazing to us but you may think are common or even pests......

  • Joolz Essam
    Joolz Essam 2 months ago +2

    The marches tend to be in London and London isn't representative of the rest of Britain even though they think they are. Also how do you know how many of them are Brits ? There are a lot of foreign nationals living in London and attending marches.

    • nick260682
      nick260682 2 months ago +1

      Zzz another person from outside London bleating. London is fucking great and it’s not that much different from other big cities like Manchester.
      Of course marches are often in London, it’s where parliament sits and it’s the biggest city. Those marches often attract people from round the country.

  • ASH
    ASH 2 months ago

    Diversity isn't all from the empire.
    Mostly started with Blair labour leader in 1997ish he opened boarders and was letting anyone in.
    Has its positives but also many negatives.
    You do meet some great people living here from other countries different languages ect
    But then downside was it wasnt regulated so aswell as bringing in many good people they also let in many extremist and let in far more than we could currently cope with.
    So obviously playing catch up on building new houses ,hospitals, care homes, schools which we still haven't caught up with hence why schools are over crowded and why hospitals are struggling, care homes over run ect.
    Good in theory but implemented in to mass of numbers also effected unemployed as obviously more low skilled people benifits the big companies not the low skilled workers

    • nick260682
      nick260682 2 months ago

      ASH What did Blair specifically change in legislature to enable this?

  • ASH
    ASH 2 months ago

    Drugs are quite common here , shame they think it's cool and feel the need to do it in public and brag .
    Bunch of hipsters

    • ASH
      ASH 2 months ago

      @nick260682 never said they /you was more of a problem, I was talking all drugs.
      Don't give two shits if you wanna smoke weed, the problem I have is when people decide to smoke out in public, especially out at parks, buss stops ect where people take their children.
      You might not be one of these people who do it but there is far to many that do

    • nick260682
      nick260682 2 months ago +1

      Yeah it’s definitely the hipsters with a bit of weed and mdma that are the drug problem.
      Not the raging chavs on crack and heroin.

  • a_shan
    a_shan 2 months ago +42

    as someone who grew up in the UK it's so interesting seeing a foreigners perspective

    • AlienHunterification
      AlienHunterification 11 days ago

      So true, if I could afford it I would move to Australia although I have never even been so I don't know why.

    • Molly Brown
      Molly Brown Month ago +1

      a_shan same!

  • Happy dog
    Happy dog 2 months ago +1

    Also drugs are pretty normalized in college and stuff. More like LSD and hallucinogenic and weed. Definitely not cocaine and hard drugs In my experience if I met someone who did I would be pretty uncomfortable and shocked.

  • Happy dog
    Happy dog 2 months ago +6

    I didn’t even think about that reverse insult thing 😂 it’s absolutely true especially in parliament.

  • Happy dog
    Happy dog 2 months ago +1

    Hey you should absolutely check out a National Trust membership. You get free access to loads of Beautiful protected areas and stately homes and that kind of thing. And you get a little sticker to put on your car window that used to be a big thing when I was younger.

  • vilgessuola
    vilgessuola 2 months ago +1

    Get to the bloody point, woman.

  • MurdermiesteR
    MurdermiesteR 2 months ago

    The UK is so diverse. Is it really a good thing that it is so divided?

    • MurdermiesteR
      MurdermiesteR 2 months ago

      @Henry VIII The Original Thot Slayer
      Nazis are part of diversity, champ. All cultures are beautiful no matter how terrible they are. I mean, child grooming and sex rings were imported to the UK for that sweet diversity. England was so bland before people were getting stabbed on the streets at alarming rates. All the violence and rape is worth it when you see the diversity from a distance though. So progressive.

    • Henry VIII The Original Thot Slayer
      Henry VIII The Original Thot Slayer 2 months ago +1

      @MurdermiesteR What does Nazis have to do with it?

    • MurdermiesteR
      MurdermiesteR 2 months ago

      @Matt In Full Vision
      You a big fan of the Nazis, huh? Open your society to them and the Jews. People will die, but rich people will like your tweets.

    • Matt In Full Vision
      Matt In Full Vision 2 months ago +3

      I think it's great that we're welcoming to all cultures

  • bo derrick
    bo derrick 2 months ago

    Maybe she moved to England cos the crack and 'phet is cheaper?

  • THEANPHROPY
    THEANPHROPY 2 months ago

    Sophisticated banter is what you are trying to describe dear! ;::))

  • THEANPHROPY
    THEANPHROPY 2 months ago

    Regrading the comment that you made at around: 07:51 the term "right honourable" can only be used in reference to members of the privy council in parliament. Outside of parliament: aristocrats below the rank of Marquess; such as Earl, can use the term!
    Now get to the gym!
    Peace & Love! (I have guess pass to the UKs most premier gym if you want one contact me).

  • THEANPHROPY
    THEANPHROPY 2 months ago

    Yvette … mate … only one way to say this and that is to be brutally honest: you have put some serious weight on babes sort it out hey love ;::)).
    Peace & Love!

  • Samuel Arbon
    Samuel Arbon 2 months ago

    It seems like alot of people are shocked by people in the UK when it comes to banter. literally ripping people to pieces in a joking way to make friends, though we do use that method to hide actually insulting people so we don't have to many big blow ups with friends.

    The internet in the UK i think is the fastest in the world.

  • Lava Yuki
    Lava Yuki 2 months ago +1

    About exercise, I think in the UK people tend to go to the gym when it's cold, but I do see so many people walking dogs in the parks here. It's like everyone has a dog here. Amazon is the best, I buy everything there and get home delivery groceries which has been a life saver.

  • Tim Shooter
    Tim Shooter 2 months ago +1

    Love your candidness, humility, open mind and sense of humour.
    Keep up the great work.

  • Dave Cockayne
    Dave Cockayne 2 months ago +1

    Walk Hadrian's Wall when you have a few days to spare.
    If you want a running challenge try doing the Fan Dance, it's the route the SAS use during their selection process.

  • Pidge Holt
    Pidge Holt 2 months ago

    There is a 14 year old in my school who actually sells and does drugs and is common knowledge.
    Plus I have a vegetarian friend and a transgender friend and there are surprisingly many gay or bi people.

    • Matt In Full Vision
      Matt In Full Vision 2 months ago

      When I was 14 a bloke in my year got expelled because he was caught doing weed in the toilets on a trip to Thorpe Park lol

  • the wizzard
    the wizzard 2 months ago

    should be re titled, what the british think about the english.

  • Matt Ashman
    Matt Ashman 2 months ago

    Go to the Gefery Museum off city road, it’s a gem

    • rabidsasquatch
      rabidsasquatch 2 months ago

      Shut right now for redevelopment. Reopens in the summer

  • Simon Rushton
    Simon Rushton 2 months ago +1

    When I was young in the 70s/80s 6 weeks or 28 working days was the delivery time for most things in the UK. Amazon/online shopping really changed that.

  • J MJ
    J MJ 2 months ago

    hi ... again not everywhere is going to be the same as London ... as for discovering stuff ... try aThe National Trust they should at least have where stately homes, gardens etc. are ... also plenty of castle ruins in the UK

  • Kirill Komarov
    Kirill Komarov 2 months ago

    You should check out Brighton for vegan options! Loads of vegetarian, vegan restaurants and offers everywhere! Me and friends joke sometimes that it is more difficult to get meat here than something vegan. I think you might like it :)

  • Nick Brough
    Nick Brough 2 months ago

    On Drugs - it's an age thing to a large extent. When I washout age, the UK was largely a drinking culture, with a rather low % using drugs. It appears to me that for older teens and early 20/30 are more of a drug than drinking culture.

    • Happy dog
      Happy dog 2 months ago

      I’m 17 and drugs are pretty normalized when I was in high school and college. Drinking is a normalized early teen thing.

  • Casey H
    Casey H 2 months ago

    What's happening australia is so sad and awful, and a lot of us are keeping the people, country and animals in our thoughts. I remember when a fire broke out in my town and devastated the beautiful old buildings that I had known all my life and I felt so gutted and just wanted to get home. I hope you're OK xx

  • Patrick Woods
    Patrick Woods 2 months ago +6

    Drinking game. Take a shot every time she says, like.

  • Holly Smith
    Holly Smith 2 months ago

    You can get amazon prime, it’s about £10 a year but you get free next day delivery on your amazon orders and you get a whole bunch of movies and tv show (like Netflix) sooo worth the money !! Xx

  • almostideal
    almostideal 2 months ago +4

    It's "without further ado"

    'Ado' is an archiac way of saying bother or fuss and is currently used in the previous phrase and the Shakespeare play. Sorry.

    • ray
      ray 2 months ago

      Much ado about nothing

  • Sir Walter Raleigh
    Sir Walter Raleigh 2 months ago +3

    I frequently use Amazon and being Prime I often get an order the following day.

    • LordElpme
      LordElpme 2 months ago

      Few times I've even got the order that evening.

  • Mark Rochford
    Mark Rochford 2 months ago

    Loved it. Is food more expensive in Australia?

    • Shaun Gordon
      Shaun Gordon 2 months ago +1

      Yes, much more. But the wages are much better too

  • Paul Roper
    Paul Roper 2 months ago

    What advice would you give Brits going to Australia for the first time?

  • Shannon-Ann Davey
    Shannon-Ann Davey 2 months ago

    Heyyy I think one of the massive reasons allot of british people are less active is the lack of money that goes into schools/pe. In my school we didn’t have a field.. or grass and at one point a playground