everything looks better through a filtered lens
Put it this way:
The BNP would send anyone with, like, first-generation citizenship back to their “home” country. My dad’s English, my mum’s South African….
Don’t worry, any Anglophile with the right to vote in this country probably has as much knowledge of the policies and general background of each party as someone who has spent their entire life here - Oh wait…
To be honest I’m more worried that a party who’s candidates include holocaust-deniers, racists, rape-excusers, neo-nazis and Griffin himself have gained as much traction as they have in recent years from people who know full well what they stand for.
As for the education system, I agree it was pretty awful then when I was at school and it’s arguably a lot worse now. I went to a secondary school that decided to become a language college forcing everyone to take at least 2 languages regardless of how much they knew about what subjects they wanted to pursue. However, my main gripe was the fact that our exam and destined grades were per-determined from how well we’d done over the year 7-9 period. So because I wasn’t particularly interested in science at age 13, 13 years old! no matter how much I improved over the years (which it actually did) instead of getting us to take the same GCSE, I had to take an exam that only let me get as high as a C grade. I then went onto a very prestigious 6th form college that pretty much caused me to burn out and spiral into an anxiety prone, depressed wreck well into my uni years (thankfully nowadays I came out of that the complete opposite but many people don’t escape it) all because they wanted their students to buff the college up the ranking system. It’s pretty much worse now because if I did fail, I could have paid a bit of money for a re-take. But now you can’t even do that, so that’s your future crippled because your ability to regurgitate facts onto paper is proof of your ability to be an outstandingly smart member of society. Hooray.
I could write more about how this nannying nation sweeps its problems under the carpet until the 1% become affected -cough- the government’s recent response to the flooding -cough- in an embarrassed and silent fashion but I’d be here all night :/
TL;DR: The UK is a magical Harry Potter castle land broadcasting nothing but Dr Who and Sherlock. Be happy if you are an Anglophile living outside of the UK because it’s probably the best position to be in. Every country has its shit but you can enjoy the best of ours without standing in it.