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The UK will be the largest economy in Europe
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>>53664326
so what mate, california is the largest economy in USA and it means literally nothing
come back when 'the UK' is a sovereign nation
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*eternal anglo stretch*
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>>53664380
>The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,[nb 4] is a sovereign state in Europe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom
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>>53664380
>California (Listeni/ˌkælɨˈfɔrnjə/ kal-ə-forn-yə, /ˌkælɨˈfɔrniə/ kal-ə-fawr-nee-ə) is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California
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>>53664326

But UK is not Europe
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>>53664800
this
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UK STRONG
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>>53664964
this
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>>53664326
Nordic Union will be the largest economy in Europe.
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>>53664326
>will be
i always assumed that you were.
kind of embarrassing that you arent.
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>>53664326
why are brits looks so spooky?
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No one actually believes this our economy is just London shit, maybe if we actually started having some value outside of that we have a chance.

Germany actually has a real economy built on lots of useful cities with real exports and industry.
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the only economy that matters is your own one
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>>53665032
>kind of embarrassing that you arent.
Huh? Germany used to have a population 20 million larger than the UK. Now that gap has closed to 15 million it's becoming possible. We're at a big population disadvantage, though. It's kind of embarrassing you are stupid enough to not realise that
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Lol who is OPs guy?
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>>53665135
you colonized half of the world, germany could barely colonize austria. why did you waste your empire? kind of embarrassing familia.
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>>53665087
Services just makes more money. We do have some industry but it's mostly specialist stuff. I mean there's the big Tata Steel thing that they keep moaning about on Welsh news. If someone elsewhere is doing it for cheaper than you either specialize or shut down.

>>53665145
George "Kill the Poor" Osborne
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>>53665145
George Osborne
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>>53665087
What makes Germany's economy more "real" than ours? Are you one of the idiots who believes the meme about the UK economy just being financial services?

>>53665145
The Chancellor of the Exchequer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chancellor_of_the_Exchequer

>>53665209
Why do you think the empire was wasted?
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>>53665242
>>53665246

Wait, that's a shoop of him or he actually took a pic in that pose?
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>>53665281
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/shortcuts/2015/oct/07/who-told
It's real
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>>53665281
They all did, not sure why
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>>53665281
100% real
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>>53665281
Oh it's real. He's also looking like he will be the next prime minister with every other party just unelectable.
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>>53665325
>>53665335
>>53665348
>>53665348
>>53665369

TOPLEL WHAT THE FUCK

>hey senpai, take the most uncomfortable and weirdest pose you can
>you got it senpai
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>>53665413
Pls no bully.

it didn't make much more sense over here either
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>>53665413
no one knew what was going on
usually the Conservative party is well, pretty conservative
They don't try to new stupid shit on public
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>>53665413
I think he was trying to go for a The Colosus pose but it just looks funny.
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>>53665437
>>53665483

So, did anyone figure out what was this shit all about?
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>>53665513
nope

he either had a stroke, or they had a new PR manager and the PR manager told him "if you spread your legs out REALLY far apart, then people think you are stable!"
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>>53665413
>>53665513
Welcome to the wonderful world of British politics
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>>53665580
>>53665602

And i thought we were crazy
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>>53665691
It gets worse/better

During the last general election campaign, Labour literally, LITERALLY, commissioned the huge tombstone in pic related and pledged to erect in the Downing Street garden if they got elected. It's 2.6m tall and weighs 2 tonnes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EdStone

It became an instant meme and since Labour's election defeat, journalists across the country have been trying to find it. No one knows where it is, and the Labour party isn't telling
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>>53665879
Real pic
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>>53665691

>Mayor of London Boris Johnson called it 'some weird commie slab', whilst shadow transport minister Michael Dugher later admitted it was a "12ft, granite, marble, cock-up” - though the tablet is actually limestone.[4][5] Dan Hodges reported that while watching Miliband unveil the tablet on television, a Labour press officer "started screaming. He stood in the office, just screaming over and over again at the screen. It was so bad they thought he was having a breakdown".[6] A party adviser said after the election that "The only reason it got through 10 planning meetings was because we were all distracted, looking for a way to punch through on the SNP".[3]

>Lucy Powell, the Labour campaign's vice-chair, was widely thought to have committed a gaffe about the stone, when she said on Radio 5 Live "I don’t think anyone is suggesting that the fact that he’s carved them in stone means he’s absolutely not going to break them or anything like that".[7] This was particularly damaging as the whole point of the stone had been to underline the seriousness of Miliband's commitment.
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Nobody cares about UK.

Also Poland will be the largest european country.
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>>53666029
This
I want us to sink into irrelevancy and then we have to fix the toilets of wealthy Polish people
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>>53664326
uk economy is just good this year because of bad euro change via dollar, if you keep 2014 pound and euro value, and you apllicate to 2015 gdp, france is above england, kek
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>>53666027
>>53665929
>>53665879
>Controls on immigration
>Labour
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>>53666638
>uk economy is just good this year because of bad euro change via dollar
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>>53664964
HELLO, BRITISH TEACHER
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>>53665247
We had to save the world twice. It cost a lot of none and meant more rapid decolonisation than was healthy for us or our colonies.
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>>53665929
>>53666027

this is "the thick of it" tier.
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>>53668942
The world wars just accelerated a decline that started at the end of the 19th century. The truth is that no empire lasts forever, especially one in which the mother country is a very small fraction of the size of its colonies.

However I don't think the empire was "wasted". First of all there were two empires. The first was centred on the 13 Colonies of North America, secured after victory against the French in the 7 Years War. The legacy of this empire is that the future superpower that formed in North America spread English, not French, all over the world, and aggressively promoted British-style capitalism and liberalism everywhere. It was difficult to exaggerate how much this has benefited us. This empire was *not* wasted.

The second empire was centred around India and, unlike the first empire, spread British-style parliamentary democracy to many countries around the world. It also forged strong links between the UK and the East (anchored by Australia and NZ) which are undoubtedly a benefit to us today. Examples include HSBC and the close links to Hong Kong (and therefore China), defence agreements that keep a British military presence in the Far East, cultural and sporting ties, and so on. Certainly not a wasted empire.

One way to appreciate the influence of the British imperial legacy is to try and imagine a world where North America has a French or Spanish culture, and there is no Anglo presence in the East. It's difficult to imagine isn't it? And just try to imagine how isolated Britain would be in that world.
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>>53669429
I remember thinking at the time during that entire campaign, this feels surreal. It felt like I was living through some comedy like the Thick of It
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Why are we so based lads?
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>>53666957
Canada about to drop off a cliff though lmao
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>>53666957
>UK, US & Canada are merging
Anglosphere nation when?
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>>53674278
>merging with the US
You must be cray cray
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>>53664326
Daily reminder you could just have not involved yourself in the first world war, you could still have your empire.

Or maybe try to protect armenians and greeks from genocide if you really cared about morality and not just power.
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>>53676752
You mean if we were harsher on Germany after ww1 we would have been fine.

Also the UK fought for Greek independence and dismantled the Ottoman empire.
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>>53676853
Maybe, I still believe it was just about being scared of a industrialising central europe threatening the position of the UK and France.
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>>53664326
>will be

Pathetic that you are not already. What a failure of a nation.
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>>53676752
>>53676939
You are wrong, in reality we had no choice, we had to get involved. Consider the alternatives. There are only two

1) Central powers win the war. A Germany which sees Britain as a competitor with a Kaiser who hates us, controls the Channel Ports and dominates the continent. There is no future for the British empire if this happens.

2) France and Russia win. They impose very tough post war conditions on Germany, tougher than Versailles with no Britain and America to restrain the French. And of course they are acutely aware of their ally, Britain, which ignored them in their time of need.

And in both of these scenarios, the entire world knows that Britain does not honour its treaties. The glue that holds the empire together is rendered worthless and disappears overnight. Britain's position in the world is severely weakened.

The only people who think we should have stayed out of ww1 are those who wish Germany had won the war
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>>53677556
Well, I certainly do.

But you often broke treaties, for example you promised the arabs independence or shanked the portuguese for their colonies, didnt help poland in WW2 when it still mattered and didn't secure the territorial integrity of the ukraine now.

You held your treaties when it was opportune.

The Uk calling for caution might have kept the war going as big as it went, it certainly would have kept the US outside of it.
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>>53677841
°the war from going°
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>>53677841
>>53677841
The UK did call for caution many many times during the July crisis and tried to get the European powers to meet and talk. Unfortunately Germany and Austria Hungary wanted a war. Germany invaded Belgium of its own accord knowing Britain would protect it

By the way, was there an actual treaty like the Treaty of London with the Arabs? I don't think so. And the Ukraine was not promised any military aid, it was only promised that the UK would be involved if its territorial integrity was comprised. And the UK did involve itself, without Britain it's unlikely the eu would have forced through sanctions on Russia.

Regarding Poland and WW2, the UK did exactly what it promised and declared war on Germany when they invaded Poland. The UK s strength being its navy, that's what it used from the start against Germany. How you expected the small British army to defeat Nazi Germany and the Soviet union to liberate Poland I don't know. Honestly, you come across as an idiot.

Instead of being bitter towards the UK for Germany's defeat, maybe you guys should get better at war, or don't get involved in wars that you can't win
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>>53679140
I'd rather say get better at grand strategy/diplomacy.
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>>53679828
Yes, that is more accurate

They go hand in hand. A diplomatic genius without a strong military is impotent and can't be taken seriously, a strong military without thought behind its use will bring ruin on itself
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