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Thread #132420   Message #2996275
Posted By: Peter K (Fionn)
29-Sep-10 - 02:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: Great Britain or United Kingdom - which?
Subject: RE: BS: Great Britain or United Kingdom - which?
Defunct or not, theleveller, the sovereign state to which you belong is the United Kingdom. The entities of Great Britain, England, Scotland etc have no status at the United Nations or in international law. Sotland has its own legislature, devolved from the UK, but England doesn't even have that. I am not sure that there are ANY laws applicable exclusively to England, though there are may that run in England and Wales combined.

I am by no means a monarchist, but I am perfectly happy with the UK nomenclature since - for the moment - that is what it is, Stev Shaw's point notwithstanding. But then (unlike Steve perhaps) I've never had a problem with women chairmen nor with names like Manchester.