One thing I have noticed - that male friends seem to be like 'yeah, don't you don't have to learn French etc - English is fine'. Whereas its the female friends who keep asking when I'm starting French lessons etc.
Also works when you might need favours off blokes... Or a beer.
Stop being lazy. Learn the local lingo.
Remainers often seen to think just visiting a country is enough. It isn't. Immerse yourself in the language, culture and local eco-systems. Even if does just prove, again, that England is best.
I think Einstein said it was the definition of madness trying the same experiment over and over but expecting different results. But it is satisfying and think of the self-esteem your building in the foreigners by having an Englishman come down to their level and try to understand them.