Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:25:17 PM
Cut off by the IAB troll-fake character limit as usual:
Apart from geography and high-level politics forcing us into the USE, the UK is closer to the USA than to Europe. If we have to give up our independence, it might be better to become a state of the USA than a state of the USE. We've more in common with the USA.
Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:23:16 PM
Why ain't England a part of europe? So Japan is not a part of asia either?
It depends on whether you`re speaking geographically, politically or socially.
Geographically, England is part of the biggest island in an archipelago off the coast of Europe, which sort of makes it geographically part of Europe.
Politically, England is part of the UK, which is a mostly independent country being forced into an artificial political union that doesn`t quite exist yet - the United States of Europe.
Socially, England is almost completely seperate from the rest of Europe.
The USA is on the same land mass as Canada - does that mean that the USA is part of Canada? To the average person in the street in the UK, the distinction between UK and Europe is bigger than the distinction between USA and Canada - at least those two countries have a common language.
Apart from geography and high-level politics forcing us into the USE, the UK is