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Define British-ness?

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Message 41 - posted by geoTamar, Jan 26, 2007

""but the irish at least in the RoI would call this the British and Irish Isles""

Confusing isn't it? So you could say that Great Britain is the British Isles minus the Irish Isles!

Which could be interpreted as meaning that Britain is Greater if it includes less!?? !?

And included in the equation is the UK which represents three and half of the countries of the British Isles and four countries of Great Britain?

The UK, as you point out also includes more Islands than the British Isles does, even though most people think that the UK is within the British Isles.

No wonder people get confused over their identity, me included.

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The more it's delved into, the more confusing it becomes. This aspect of the thread perhaps demonstrates why 'Britishness' needs to be taught.

Also, I'm still convinced Wales is not represented on the Union Flag, the diagonal red being for St Patrick.
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Message 42 - posted by Fulup le Breton, Jan 26, 2007

ok ok ok

Great Britain is the large island.

The UK is the state that governs the large island and northern ireland.

Man, the Channel Islands etc are not part of the UK they are crown protectorates as should be the Duchy of Cornwall.

The union flag has elements that represent NI, Scotland and England and that is all. Wales and Cornwall are not represented.
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Message 43 - posted by youngcornwall, Jan 26, 2007


Cornish are proud to be Cornish
Irish are proud to be Irish
Scots are proud to be Scottish
Welsh are pouud to be Welsh
Manx are proud to be Manx

Thatís better my ansome

no such thing as Britishness it's a political term and nothing more

i'm English and proud of it and would never use the term British unless forced to

Irish are proud to be Irish
Scots are proud to be Scottish
Welsh are pouud to be Welsh
Manx are proud to be Manx

etc etc etc

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Message 44 - posted by newquayblu, Jan 26, 2007

Sorry madam Venus ;)

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Message 45 - posted by U6532874, Jan 26, 2007

What have the Manx to do with Britishness? They are not part of Britain.

Cornish are proud to be Cornish
Irish are proud to be Irish
Scots are proud to be Scottish
Welsh are pouud to be Welsh
Manx are proud to be Manx

Thatís better my ansome

no such thing as Britishness it's a political term and nothing more

i'm English and proud of it and would never use the term British unless forced to

Irish are proud to be Irish
Scots are proud to be Scottish
Welsh are pouud to be Welsh
Manx are proud to be Manx

etc etc etc

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Message 46 - posted by newquayblu, Jan 26, 2007

What are the Manx part of? Are they a completely independent Country???
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Message 47 - posted by U6532874, Jan 26, 2007

They are a sad bland isolted tax haven bolt hole.They are not like the rest of us.
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Message 48 - posted by U4409815, Jan 29, 2007

I thought this was interesting in the context of britishness, meritocracy

www.timesonline.co.u...
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Message 49 - posted by pompomwhiting, Jan 29, 2007

Good one Jack. Agree with this

The role of the state should just be to enable social mobility by providing accessible (and lifelong) educational facilities for people when they want them; not interfering to set endless targets for schools and other bodies, and singling out groups for special help and accelerated progress.

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Message 50 - posted by pompomwhiting, Jan 29, 2007

Having discovered Al Murray. Him.
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Message 51 - posted by Fulup le Breton, Jan 29, 2007

Here is an interesting research bulletin: www.lboro.ac.uk/depa...

Here is the CRE magasines Britishness section:www.catalystmagazine...
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Message 52 - posted by Confuciussays, Oct 15, 2007

Define British-ness?

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