There was a time when Britannia ruled the waves and the sun never set on the Empire. But times change. Now there are regular, angst-ridden debates about 'British identity'. The rise of UKIP-with its Euroscepticism and anti-immigration policies-suggests we've turned inwards. Yet some imperial arrogance remains: we claim our military is the 'best in the world' and enjoy our permanent seat on the UN Security Council. But how does the rest of the world see us today? Together with the Foreign Press Association, a group of journalists who report on Britain for their respective countries, discuss how the world sees Britain. Filmed at the Battle of Ideas the speakers are illuminating. The chair is Bruno Waterfield
London correspondent, Berliner Zeitung, Der Standard and Cicero
chief UK correspondent, RIA Novosti (Russian News and Information Agency)
freelance journalist; former Europe Correspondent, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age
Bruno Waterfield has been the Brussels correspondent for The Daily Telegraph since December 2006. He has been reporting on European affairs for eight years, first from Westminster and then from Brussels since January 2003. Bruno was part of the founding editorial team on www.ePolitix.com. He was then editor for a daily online EU news service, EUpolitix.com and ran the fortnightly Parliament Magazine.