Britain's stance in Europe in a nutshell. Pretty much it. If you didn't know the ball in black and white it's Cornwall.. I hop: gnu dun‘! luv: scrounger martian Polandball ukball Scotlandball Walesball Irelandball EUball
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Britain's stance in Europe in a nutshell. Pretty much it. If you didn't know the ball in black and white it's Cornwall.. I hop: gnu dun‘! luv: scrounger martian

Pretty much it. If you didn't know the ball in black and white it's Cornwall.

I hop: gnu dun‘! luv:
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#23 - I Am Monkey
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I made this a billion years ago.
#108 to #23 - EdwardNigma
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Relevant (?)
User avatar #2 - drzix
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Wales has best flag.
#94 to #2 - steppenwolfvg
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It also has "The Valleys" - The best Jersey Shore spin-off.
User avatar #9 to #2 - sixfootfive
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As an Englishman I agree.
#3 to #2 - tsukaza
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As a Welsh, I agree.
#6 to #3 - behemothhfan
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Wales is best.

And all the Welsh FJers will proceed to comment
#7 to #6 - ilikecows **User deleted account**
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My bretheren

CYMRU AM BYTH
#14 to #7 - behemothhfan
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Fukken saved.jpg

Dw i'n hoffi siarad yn cymraeg. Cymru am byth.
#86 to #14 - snowshark
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For you, Ilikecows, tsukaza and drzix to enjoy.

(I don't get why this isn't the union flag yet. It's ******* beast.)
#212 to #86 - tsukaza
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Another thumb for you
User avatar #123 to #86 - Gandalfthewhite
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it's something to do with wales being a principality or some ****. i don't remember exactly but i was told something like that on a tour of Westminster
User avatar #145 to #123 - Welshhobo
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Wales was given recognition as a country about 2 years ago. Wales didn't have a choice in joining the UK as it was owned by the English. The country was actually called "England & Wales". Power has been devolved but its still technically a puppet state. Apparently if Scotland does leave the UK, they will update the flag to something similar, but without the blue.
User avatar #209 to #145 - Gandalfthewhite
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they should just update it anyway
User avatar #214 to #209 - snowshark
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Agreed, hence why I keep the flag and hence why I don't give a damn about the current union flag. (Granted, I never did really since flag-love is more of an American thing and over in the UK it's more to do with sports than general national identity.
#26 to #2 - swaggermouse
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Drawing that ****** when I was 6 at school was always a bitch. Messed up my UK flag drawing god ******* dammit.
Drawing that ****** when I was 6 at school was always a bitch. Messed up my UK flag drawing god ******* dammit.
#52 to #2 - Welshhobo
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fy dyn du
fy dyn du
#64 to #2 - greycommotion
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Yeah! Wales!
User avatar #71 to #2 - failtolawl
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Maybe because I made the Empire of Britania from Wales in Crusader Kings 2, Wales is ****** great, Men of Harlech
#72 - Gewdaism
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Glorious Celtic Master Race
User avatar #114 to #72 - anfridofbenthall
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Despite the fact that the term Celtic actually describes a material culture that originated in Central Europe during the v. late Bronze Age and e. Iron Age that was eventually spread throughout Britain. Being an Englishman living in North Wales studying History and Archaeology has made me hate Celticism and all its ********.
#201 to #114 - Gewdaism
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Wow, an Englishman that hates Celts, how surprising
User avatar #218 to #201 - anfridofbenthall
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I don't hate Celts, Celt doesn't mean anything. The thing that most Welsh, Scots, Irish, Manx and Cornish believe is a historical and genetic fallacy. They are not Celts they are native Britons and the genetic stock of the entirety of the British Isles, including England, is for the most part the same with one or two areas of major divergence i.e. the Shetlands, Orkney, Yorkshire, Dublin, North Wales, North West England due to Viking insurgences.
#125 to #72 - budva
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so glorious you rely on England to prop you up
#170 to #125 - WelshFapper
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how the **** do we rely on england to prop us up?
#179 to #170 - budva
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welfare.. I don't know what the stat is for Wales but if England did not subsidise Scotland as part of the Union then Scotland would have to pay 17 billion pounds A YEAR to subsidise their welfare bill, as it stands Britain pays that.
#1 - dragonlight
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There is a huge difference between the EU and the UK though. Especially with places like Spain and Greece in massive debts
#4 to #1 - anon id: ad225a78
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yeah one is a huge band of countries filled with ****** countries, and the other is a small band of cool countries ruled by ass ******* twat muffins
User avatar #5 to #4 - queenbee
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if you wish to insult Britain, do it correctly.
*Arse
#87 to #5 - snowshark
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Quite so.
#17 to #1 - anon id: 757072c2
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and nice weather
#54 to #1 - anon id: 706ad59f
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Except the EU takes about half a percent of our national budget in return for income gains between 1000 and 3000 pounds sterling per British household, and EU membership allows 1.5 million British citizens to live, study, and work in the European Union without permits, and reciprocal rights bring valuable skills, experience and money into UK universities and businesses.
User avatar #92 to #54 - snowshark
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Aye, but it is also a bureaucratic monstrosity so swings and roundabouts, eh?
User avatar #117 to #54 - robertolee
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Being a gigantic non-democratic organisation is going to cause a **** storm though.
#70 to #1 - anon id: a30cabe3
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Yeah, it's totally different, especially with Northern Ireland in debt.
User avatar #143 to #1 - spainisbad
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The reason of my username?
#66 - jokersaysamuseme
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"Gettin' real tired of your ****, Britain."
#79 to #66 - anon id: 7bb71e4c
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England*
Scotland, Wales and Cornwall are all part of Britain regardless of union.
It's a geographical term, not a political.
User avatar #80 to #79 - levelninetynine
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United Kingdom.
User avatar #197 to #79 - TastyBurger
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That's Great Britain. The larger of the British Isles.

Britain contains Great Britain, but also contains Ireland (Northern and the Republic of Ireland) and all of the islands like Isle of Man and Isle or Wright.

Geography up in this bitch.
#85 to #66 - anon id: b43e249d
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Recent polls show that Scotland is more than happy to put up with Westminsters ****.
(I think it was only 30% that wanted to have control of their own country, have votes that count and get rid of unnecessary nuclear weapons)

Also @Anon, He's right in saying Britain (Well almost, it should be UK). Its Westminster that runs the whole of the UK, Westminster is British and treats England as Britain.
#131 to #85 - Sampsy
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Let's see some nice unbiased facts to back up your statement that Scottish votes "Don't Count" or that "Westminster is British and treats England as Britain" (I presume you are implying the rest is ignored).
#148 to #131 - anon id: b43e249d
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Well the votes do count, they're just useless when they're up against the population of England. Take the tories for example, everyone I know in Scotland didn't vote for the tories (So lets exaggerate that and say that i know everyone in Scotland and not a single person in Scotland voted for the tories). Scotland has a population of around 5.29 million, England has a population of 53 million. That means only 10% of England has to vote for the tories and they're in.

Im not saying the rest is ignored, Im saying they're put behind England. Not because they prefer England, because it has the larger population, the highest income (Because of the easier access to Europe compared to the rest of the UK, the higher population, the more land available for construction etc).
#155 to #148 - Sampsy
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Well the reality is in a union that is exactly how things should be. There will always be disagreements and groups of people who don't like the current policies so we have to go with the majority. Why should a small group of people have a proportionately bigger say than those from a larger group.

It would make sense to leave if Scotland were being persecuted and received less than everybody else but that isn't the case. There is no anti Welsh / Scottish / Irish feeling in England (for the most part), it is mostly the other way around. The stupid thing however is that much of the tensions are being caused (or heavily exacerbated) by the Economy. This leads to knee-jerk reactions like leaving the UK, EU, jailing all the immigrants etc when they aren't the source of the problem.
User avatar #120 to #85 - breadzor [OP]
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Unfortunately, most polls are comissioned by the westminster government.

For example, one poll in Scotland (which was pro union called Devo Plus and is a Tory group) said that around 25% said yes and 55% said no

whereas a poll comissioned by the SNP said 45% yes 44% no
User avatar #150 to #120 - odonnell
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Thats hard to go by though. The SNP wants independence (Well the nationalist side does anyway) so of course they're going to post the more towards independence results. Westminster is against it, so they're going to show the more towards union results.

Also, from looking at these polls, they usually only have an audience of around 1000-2000 people, hardly the majority of Scotland's 5-6 million people. It also depends where you ask around the most recent poll i seen showed that the less fortunate areas of Scotland are more likely to vote Yes than the better areas. (By less fortunate i mean the areas where there are no jobs, almost everyone's on the benefits that are being cut by westminster etc)

Also, from what I've seen, the majority of younger people are for or undecided on independence. Its mostly the older populations that are uneasy with it, because no-one has given any valid information on whether pensions will be safe, if prescriptions will still be free etc. The working class are at unease because most companies in Scotland are run from England, so they could be risking loosing their job.
User avatar #37 - aabbccddeeffgghhii
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I'm Welsh and I don't want to leave the union at all. Not because i like the English, God no, but because we'd be poor as **** on our own! I mean, Wales is nice and all but we dont have anything of value anymore. Sure, we HAD coal and copper and stuff but we either A. Mined that **** up or B. Got our mines shut down, and we sure as hell couldn't afford to reopen them. If Scotland actually leaves the union i doubt they would thrive as a country. I hope they do, id be epic for them to set an example, but i just dont think they have the economy to do so... This really is the wrong place to have this conversation isn't it?
User avatar #53 to #37 - Welshhobo
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Totally agree. Besides, the English oppressed us for hundreds of years and now they pay half the countries dole money and give us basically free student loans. We're like a massive money sponge sucking all the cash out of the English now and give nothing in return
User avatar #84 to #53 - slugnugget
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We make them humble by burying their Rugby teams.
User avatar #91 to #84 - snowshark
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And we keep you humble by burying your hopes and dreams.

It's a functional system.
User avatar #175 to #91 - slugnugget
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Hmmm no black people getting stabbed over here.

You lot are the only ones burying young people.
User avatar #68 to #37 - formidableguy
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pahahahahahahahahahahaahahaha

"Wales is nice"

I would not consider this rainy armpit of a country as nice
User avatar #69 to #68 - formidableguy
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I would like to clarify, the people are lovely, but the constant **** weather and terrible local economy make this place a very dreary place
User avatar #83 to #68 - slugnugget
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Wales is ****** but the people are nice.

England is nice but the people are ******.
#132 to #83 - anon id: e41a9440
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u wot m8, wot did u say about me i'l do u in u soft cunt.
User avatar #127 to #83 - Gandalfthewhite
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the welsh are super nice, unless you're english. Move into a northern welsh town and they'll treat you like a witch like in the dark ages
User avatar #177 to #127 - slugnugget
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they dont like the south welsh too much either because our first language is english.

Im glad English is my first language.
User avatar #210 to #177 - Gandalfthewhite
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i knew a northern welsh guy who said that in the town near him they actually burned down a recently moved in Englishmen
User avatar #76 to #37 - evilmagic
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All the oil fields in the UK are in Scotland
User avatar #88 to #76 - snowshark
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And all are owned by English companies not based in Scotland.
#113 to #88 - anon id: cd9bd407
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Scotland could enforce heavy taxes on non-Scottish companies doing oil stuff like Norway did way back to avoid everyone else grabbing the oil.
#185 to #113 - anon id: 136c37c5
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But we already grabbed it, so it's too late for that.
#187 to #185 - anon id: f89c0db7
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If Scotland gained independence it would also gain all the oil in Scotland meaning other countries including england wouldn't be able to drill there unless the Scottish government allowed it.

#199 to #187 - darshian
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There is no oil in Scotland. It's oil from the North Sea, that is refined and imported into the UK via Scotland
User avatar #59 to #37 - fukkendragonite
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That sucks man, I like you guys.

Nice username by the way, beautiful Welsh name.

My grandfather was Welsh, so I'm allowed to be insulting
User avatar #90 to #59 - snowshark
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It means "I want to sodomize the livestock".
User avatar #58 to #37 - angelusprimus
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If Scottish pilot programs work out, scottland might be able to produce enough cheap renewable energy for entire GB, plus a lot more for export.
If that works out they should leave GB and sell energy. Like renewable Norway.
#96 - itsbendingtime
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Wales cannot leave the union, it it quite literally the property of England.
#100 to #96 - myelfeyesseeporn
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Yes, but England could leave, seeing as how Britain and England are in fact different things
#101 to #100 - itsbendingtime
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England is the centre of the union, it props the whole thing up.
#102 to #101 - myelfeyesseeporn
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This is a completely valid point, however this is also the internet and I don't like logic
User avatar #118 - Gandalfthewhite
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why is Cornwall there? that would be like york randomly wanting independence
User avatar #119 to #118 - breadzor [OP]
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#122 to #119 - datapool
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Still not a country...
Still not a country...
#137 to #119 - jackjr
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So where is Lancaster?
So where is Lancaster?
#139 to #118 - xnayx
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornish_nationalism

This would be a better link. Let's say that some in Cornwall see themselves as the Basque separatist movement in Spain. Even thought the historical-cultural reasons are a bit vague.
#110 - carnagejc
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Here in Jersey we have an interesting relationship with the UK.

Jersey and Britain effectively have each other by the balls and it is a game of who can squeeze the hardest without breaking them, causing everything to go to ****.
User avatar #172 to #110 - WelshFapper
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how big is jersey bro? and how many rugby clubs do you have? im coming on tour with my club to jersey and was just curious...
#200 to #172 - darshian
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Jersey is 46 square miles (just smaller than the new GTA: V map) and we only have 1 league team but we have a few Sunday League-type teams, maybe 10-12 teams. Most of the island is split over Rugby and Football so you should enjoy it.
User avatar #222 to #200 - WelshFapper
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thanks man!
#75 - tiredofthis
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Gee... that sounds oddly familiar....
User avatar #81 to #75 - sabcy
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ha, we were never in it.
User avatar #106 to #81 - killinkyle
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United States pretty much owns the UN anyways, not that it matters any.


We slip them a few bills under the table and they will get every has been country in the EU to throw lives away like tissue paper.
#240 to #106 - anon id: 338d3b68
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Cute.
#98 to #81 - lolollo
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You're right, because we've always had freedom in our hearts.
#136 to #98 - tonygd
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Freedom?
#158 to #136 - yeorey
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