Where would you rather live – Great Britain or little England?

Hmm. So, remind me which one Nick Clegg will send the political power to Brussels in?

Great Britain? I’ll take Little England then, thanks.

16 comments on “Where would you rather live – Great Britain or little England?

  1. Nice picture of Nigel Farage in the article.

    He’s lookin’ all sinister n’ that.

    Poor Cleggy. He’s really stretching himself, trying to scare up some anti-Ukip votes in the Guardian of all places. What next, the Independent? The New Statesman? Smash Hits Magazine?

  2. Okay, that seems to make a little more sense (not that we didn’t understand the point you were trying to make.) But I think Clegg will be trying to send power from these isles rather than ‘in’ them.

  3. Steve: What next, the Independent? The New Statesman? Smash Hits Magazine?

    If he’s appealing to his own side, maybe he should explore titles like Sex Pest, What Perjuror Weekly?, The Blackmailer, Kiddy-Fiddling Blubber World, The Daily Nonce, Arsonists’ Life etc.

  4. The original definition of little Englander is
    ” (Historical Terms) (esp in the 19th century) a person opposed to the extension of the British Empire”
    I think we are all agreed that it was not really a good thing to force other countries to be ruled by the us. I guess in 100 years time we will say the same about the EU.

    The fact that the pro EU fanatics use this as an insult shows how much they know about history.

  5. Among many anti-eeuuww steps long overdue is the absolute confiscation of all EU pensions paid to so-called UK subjects (including Farage’s). That will hit Clegg where it hurts.

  6. David – “I think we are all agreed that it was not really a good thing to force other countries to be ruled by the us. I guess in 100 years time we will say the same about the EU.”

    I am not sure we would all agree. Not about the Empire thing. Which was the best thing to happen to the world in the history of the human race up to that point. But about the EU? Absolutely.

    “The fact that the pro EU fanatics use this as an insult shows how much they know about history.”

    Like A Levels, they have a Hitler fixation and little else.

  7. So in the SMFSiverse, foreign rulerz you have no say in = good, foreign rulerz you get at least some say in = bad. Not that logical consistency is expected of course.

  8. BiG – read some history, mate. There were plenty of countries positively invited us in, and in other cases it was either us or the frogs, who just stole everything, rather like the Belgians.

    In almost all cases we left when invited to leaving behind parliamentary democracy, a functioning civil service and working infrastructure.

    Even if in Ireland our departure was slightly delayed partly due to Parnel’s inability to keep his trousers on, but even now there is a significant minority who still want to be in. ANd they had had significant amounts of home rule for years, certainly more than we have in the EU, where the tendency is strongly in the other direction, and the reaction to voting OUT is likely to veer more towards the Leopold II than Lord Curzon.

  9. Bloke in Germany – “So in the SMFSiverse, foreign rulerz you have no say in = good, foreign rulerz you get at least some say in = bad. Not that logical consistency is expected of course.”

    Well I try to avoid logical consistency, but that is not the choice. The choice for them at the time was foreign rulers they had no say in and were oppressive, incompetent and corrupt or the British. The choice for us is rule by incompetent and corrupt foreigners or self rule. Obviously there is a hierarchy of good government. With the British somewhere near the top. So it did not help the Rhodesians when people at the top of that hierarchy were replaced by the likes of Kenneth Kaunda or Robert Mugabe. Nor does it help the British when people at the top of that hierarchy are replaced by people like Delors.

    This is one of those rare occasions there is no logical inconsistency.

  10. Mr. Ecks,

    Agree entirely about EU pensions, although I prefer the phrase “In the pay of a foreign power” and the implications that go with it.

  11. Roue le Jour – “Agree entirely about EU pensions, although I prefer the phrase “In the pay of a foreign power” and the implications that go with it.”

    I prefer “giving aid and comfort to enemies of the Crown”

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