British Culture Minister Says UK Should Be More Like Germany

England’s culture minister has written an article in a German newspaper saying England ought to be more like Germany when it comes to culture. “England has a great cultural tradition past and present. (But) perhaps in Britain we simply lack the passion of the Germans to debate culture. We shouldn’t be so shy about talking about culture. British politicians should not be shy about giving culture a high priority in public debate. “Germany is one of the biggest cultural powers in Europe. Britain too. So I hope that the courage that Germany has proved itself to have in the debate about grasping cultural identity will also rub off to some extent on to your English cousins.”