Something most British are very good at is blagging, which is the art of speaking to make someone believe that we know more than we actually do without actually saying anything about it.
For example if someone asked a Brit what they thought about the Brexit effect on the body of EU treaties and legislations, the blag answer is to say something which sounds right and quickly move the subject onto something else to leave the impression that we know what we are talking about but now want to talk about something else.
For example, if a Brit was asked about the hunt for the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider, the blag answer would go along the lines of 'The problem is that the Large Hadron Collider is, as the name implies large, which means they have lots of equipment that has to be perfectly lined up making the Higgs Boson even harder to find. It's like that Walker free kick for Tottenham the other night, he only had a small place he could put it to get the goal although they went and let in a goal anyway to get a draw which as good as handed the league title to Leicester. They have been a breath of fresh air this year but i didn't see Leicester winning it did you?'
Result, we sound clever and have shifted to subject away to where we are more comfortable.
You should therefore be warned that any Brit answer on anything from science to government, economics, maths, commerce or history should be treated with caution although punk rock, art and fiction we are better at.
To show that this isn't true for all Brits, to answer the previous question, the Higgs Boson particle IS hard to find due to interference from other particles and as we all know interference can play havoc with everything, a good example is the TV. I missed the end of the Man City game last night due to interference on the WIFI hub although i did find out later that it ended nil nil. Not sure they can win over there, especially with Ronaldo back for that game...' and so on.