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The Bradshaw’s are just a normal British family living in a two-bed-semi, in the small town of Westerham in Kent. Emily is a teacher and James works in London (nine-to-five ‘for the man’). They have one son, Lucan, who is now 2½ years old. Pretty normal so far!

However, this year they have made an unusual New Year’s resolution. Frustrated by our failing economy and fully riding the current wave of nation pride, the Bradshaw’s have chosen to see if they can survive family life buying only British goods and services. Let’s put this into perspective – everything from the mortgage to the toilet roll must be the product of a British company operating in Britain and employing British workers. Is British manufacturing in such a poor state that one family cannot survive without foreign imports? This family are about to find out.

Throughout their challenge they will keep a running commentary, through their blog and their Twitter account (@britishfamily), on the difficulties they face while trying to buy British. They hope to highlight the gems of British manufacturing they find along the way, offer practical tips to help lead a truly British life style and even having a go at making a few things themselves along the way.

Ultimately, the Bradshaw want to find out if we are anymore an island, and if it is possible to make living entirely British a viable long-term option.

The Bradshaw’s would love to hear from editors and members of the press in order to further publicise their campaign. They are available for interview, comment or would be happy to provide editorial.

Contact: James Bradshaw – 07725940351 -

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