I'm not referring to the appalling programme loosely masquerading about as "entertainment", but to England and the government's obsession into ordering how its people should live their lives.
A very good friend of ours married a lovely Thai lady a few years ago and they have done nothing but be together in everything they have subsequently undertaken. From living together (naturally) to working together, they socialise as a couple and and they are quite honestly an amazingly, warm and friendly unit; completely in love with each other.
Wifey has thrown herself wholeheartedly into the "English" way of life sampling the great delights of binge drinking, eating poor food, learning to speak "Essex", getting used to the climate (!) and all this has been done with great charm, charisma and passion for her new home and lifestyle. And love for her husband.
An idyllic picture you may think. Well, it is, aside from the British government still has not issued a visa to our friend's wife and she has to sit "citizenship" exams and provide all sorts of other bureaucratic red tape nonsense.
They can therefore not travel freely throughout Europe as many of us take for granted or be allowed to claim anything from the state, despite making full tax and NI payments.
Hang on, she's married to a British citizen for years now and they still have to put up with this shite?
That'll be the British Government insisting they can tell who you can and cannot marry.