Are Brits Lazy Language Learners?

According to a recent article in The Independent newspaper, the writer speaks about the general laziness and misunderstanding regarding learning languages in the UK. That an ‘everyone speaks English anyway’ attitude prevails in the UK which adds to this ignorant view that there is no point in learning a foreign language. This attitude and misunderstanding has been around for a long time in the UK and seems to be getting worse. But, do you agree with this opinion?

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