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Thread #132420   Message #2996890
Posted By: Mr Red
30-Sep-10 - 12:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Great Britain or United Kingdom - which?
Subject: RE: BS: Great Britain or United Kingdom - which?
British isles
is a geographical description that the Southern Irish hate. In fact I suspect they hate the Southern description too.

The UK is the Union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Hence Unionist politics.

And how come we omit Cornwall from this union/great bit. It is as much a principality as Wales, and could have elected it's own parliament long before devolution. The only barrier was expense and maybe the major owner - Prince Charlie. Who confusingly is the Prince of............