Monday, April 28, 2003

Here's a quick lesson on the geography of the British Isles - specifically for Victor who consistently manages to get this simple concept totally wrong. Witness his recent posting to my guest book where he confused England's Saint George with the 'British' patron saint: St Patrick (sic).

Britain is the big island on the right - consisting of Wales (I am from Wales and may be deemed to be Welsh), Scotland and England (I am not from England, and may not be deemed English).

UK is Britain plus (rightly or wrongly) Northern Ireland (and probably loads of other small Islands).

The Republic of Ireland (the southern part of the island of Ireland) is a entirely separate nation state.

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