Saturday, 15 November 2008

Formerly Britain

Is there such a thing as British nationality, Mr Brown et alii?
It follows that if Wales, England and Scotland are nations (which they are (?)) there cannot be a British nation also.
Politicians constantly refer to "this country" and "our nation" when they mean Britain.
There is no logic in calling Britain a nation - surely Britain is a state.


Anonymous said...


nitrotab said...

If you don't have anything intelligent or constructive to add Anon then just don't post, it's that simple.

Anonymous said...

OK, Nitro.

Yawn, scratch, fart!!!!

That's about the most constructive and intelligent response that the posting deserves.

nitrotab said...

Not very intelligent then are you.

Anonymous said...

I am a Scot, and I strongly object to being called "British".

It is a political, NOT a geographical term, and the sooner the nations in the UK are free of it, the better.

eu referendum said...

VAT is an EU tax, governed by the Sixth VAT Directive. No government can reduce tax rates without the unanimous approval of all 27 member states, acting on a proposal from the EU commission – which it is not obliged to offer. Thus, there is a double-lock. First the commission has to agree to the idea and then the Council must approve it unanimously.
That much is true, insofar as it relates to a five percent cut, but it is wrong in the detail. It applies specifically to the minimum rate of VAT which - as is set out in Recital 29 of Directive 2006/112/EC (Directive 77/388/EEC Recast) – is currently 15 percent. No provincial government can reduce VAT levels for the specified goods and services below the minimum rate.