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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

November 23rd, 2017, 11:39 am

Cuchulainn wrote:
ppauper wrote:
Cuchulainn wrote:
The Scots are enthusiastic Europeans, 

but unenthusiastic brits?

What's a 'Brit' in your definition? 

by "unenthusiastic brits," I mean that many  scots would rather scotland not be part of the UK
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

November 23rd, 2017, 11:41 am

ppauper wrote:
Cuchulainn wrote:
ppauper wrote:
but unenthusiastic brits?

What's a 'Brit' in your definition? 

by "unenthusiastic brits," I mean that many  scots would rather scotland not be part of the UK

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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

November 24th, 2017, 12:52 am

What about British Overseas Territories?
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

November 24th, 2017, 8:27 am

and what about "Britain" as opposed to "Great Britain"
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

November 24th, 2017, 9:40 am

Little Britain

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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

November 24th, 2017, 11:31 am

ppauper wrote:
and what about "Britain" as opposed to "Great Britain"

I vaguely remember Caeser and LIvy using this name for England and Wales.
It probably became "Great" when the Picts were put in their place.

You don't hear people saying Wonderful France or Not Bad Italy.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

November 24th, 2017, 12:10 pm

great in this context means big, as in the largest of the british isles.
from the wiki for great britain,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain
The Greco-Egyptian scientist Ptolemy referred to the larger island as great Britain (μεγάλη Βρεττανία megale Brettania) and to Ireland as little Britain (μικρὰ Βρεττανία mikra Brettania) in his work Almagest (147–148 AD).


from that same wiki,
Aristotle (c. 384–322 BC), or possibly by Pseudo-Aristotle, in his text On the Universe, Vol. III., wrote, "There are two very large islands in it, called the British Isles, Albion and Ierne".

Pliny the Elder (c. AD 23–79), in his Natural History records of Great Britain, wrote, "Its former name was Albion; but at a later period, all the islands, of which we shall just now briefly make mention, were included under the name of 'Britanniæ.'"
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

November 24th, 2017, 12:24 pm

great in this context means big, as in the largest of the british isles.

I was just kidding.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

December 4th, 2017, 2:17 pm

What about this scenario of exporting widgets from London to Dundalk:

1. London to Belfast , no duty

.. You open an office in Crossmaglen

2. Belfast to Crossmaglen, no duty

3. Crossmaglen to Dundalk, no duty

Just shows how stupid borders are.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

December 5th, 2017, 10:34 am

In fairness, the DUP have always been clear on their wishes. 

It has been clumsy by not addressing the concerns of the Unionist community.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

December 7th, 2017, 12:20 am

 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

January 18th, 2018, 6:42 pm

 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

January 26th, 2018, 11:35 pm

It's great following this convergence to consensus. It's going to be a Nash equilibrium point (you can probably prove it by Kakutani's point theorem).

UK not out, really. Listening briefly to Newsnight(maybe call it NewsLight?) confirms the new reality.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

January 27th, 2018, 12:39 am

Nah. We're leaving :)
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

February 2nd, 2018, 4:57 pm

Mr Farage also claimed that Irish people had told him "it’s about time we had a UKIP in Ireland".

In Mulligans or O'Donghues?
They tell him what he wants to hear. Prost.
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