The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

by Richard on February 2, 2011

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England, Britain and the United Kingdom explained | Faith, Folk and Charity
02.02.11 at 8:43 pm

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Dyfed 02.02.11 at 9:58 am

So … Wales is equal to England. I never knew that … probably because it isn’t true.

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Richard 02.02.11 at 10:29 am

No it isn’t. Well-spotted.

3

Beth 02.02.11 at 11:01 am

Such an appropriate face-icon next to Dyfed’s post!

And, if I may… twll tin pob Saes! ;)

4

Richard 02.02.11 at 11:26 am

How rude!

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malc 02.02.11 at 6:35 pm

of course it isn’t equal… the Welsh can vote on matters that involve only England but the English can’t effect Welsh only matters… ;) no doubt Welsh, Scottish and Irish MPs will vote on the sell off of English Forestry woods… though I do like to be thought of as a slave-driving, colonial master…

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Richard 02.02.11 at 7:23 pm

That’s OK Malc — as long as you include the ;). Otherwise, claims that the English have been marginalised in UK politics have as much truth as claims of Evangelical persecution in the USA.

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Wood 02.03.11 at 1:17 pm

Too right. Although the Welsh may get more autonomy come March 3rd.

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Kim 02.03.11 at 1:52 pm

Wales is certainly a country or a nation, but there is no way it is a sovereign country or nation. Nor, for that matter, is Scotland, Norther Ireland, or England. To call any entity but the United Kingdom a sovereign country or nation-state can only breed confusion.

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