That is unfortunate. If the English speaking work cannot depend upon the Brits to uphold the standards of the English language, upon whom can they depend? upon?
I don't know!
Indians seem to retain Edwardian English....
Languages are not static. They grow and develop (or regress, depending on your point of view). If anything, English is developing faster in Britain than it is in the US (a rather odd phenomena - I would certainly have thought it would have been the other way round). For example, many of these “americanisms” that the report mentions are perfectly respectable English words that have fallen out of use in the mother country, but have now been reintroduced from the US.
“If the English speaking work cannot depend upon the Brits to uphold the standards of the English language...”
Hmmm, from my experience across the pond, the ‘King’s English’ and/or the ‘Queen’s English’ is better spoken in Dublin than it is in London.