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How about we are in Europe Peter

 

Matter of opinion. Just because some delusioned people think so, doesn't mean the majority believe it.

Isn't Europe a continent and the England an island?

And according to the history books we didn't get invaded until the last decade or so.

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Matter of geography. The islands of the UK are part of Europe in precisely the same way the other islands like Malta are part of Europe, and indeed much as the Isle of Wight is English, Peter.

 

To date, Britain is not a continent. When you were young, we had an Empire and ruled most of the known world. Are you reminiscing again? :twisted:

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What do we have in common with Europe apart from being the European dustbin?

 

Geography and a more mature worldview , look who got dragged into Iraq? You think the US is a more natural military partner?

 

The "only" military partner.

The French don't fight as they have too many deals going with the "enemy" and the Germans aren't allowed to. (are they?)

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What do we have in common with Europe apart from being the European dustbin?

 

Geography and a more mature worldview , look who got dragged into Iraq? You think the US is a more natural military partner?

 

The "only" military partner.

The French don't fight as they have too many deals going with the "enemy" and the Germans aren't allowed to. (are they?)

 

Yes, France look to their own national self interest before getting involved in a war. Like virtually every other country except the US snd the UK- and a fat lot of good it does us. If I had a best mate who insisted on getting into needless fights every time we went out he wouldn't be my best mate for very long.We need to ditch our dependence on the US and make strategic alliances with countries more in tune with the real world, and not some sort of neo con fantasy.

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what a good idea.... lets make an alliance with Sweeden, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Spain and Ireland and become neutral..... and be a bunch of world reknowned wusses :lol:

 

Why not? Seriously ,what has the UK's military intevention got us as a nation in the past 40 years? While we've been flexing our tiny muscles Germany and Japan have put all their effort into their economies and their citizens have a better standard of living than ours.The UN or Nato is there to sort out big stuff, we shouldn't be doing anything alone.

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Germany and Japan had no option as they were barred from having any tangeble armies after WW2. Germany only recently ended its ban on having its troops serve abroad and during all that time we and the Americans provided their security.

 

Maybe we should have given up to Adolf eh wireless, we may have been a real world power by now

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Your correct Wireless: we're a global joke with pretensions to being a world power. We've only just finished paying the Yanks back for Lend Lease in WW2; we're now paying for the "special relationship" with the blood of our soldiers and in a futile war against the wrong enemy. :cry:

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