Making Britain great again. What does that mean exactly?

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Genuine question, what does making Britain great again mean for Brits?

Surely it's not about robbing and killing the citizens of nations again? By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-fifth of the world's population at the time, and covered more than 13,000,000 sq mi (33,670,000 km2), almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area (Wiki). They enjoyed plundering many nations, the list on Wiki linked below is actually quite jaw dropping.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_that_have_gained_independence_from_the_United_Kingdom

But we've come a long way since 1922. And "Great Britain" no longer seems to think it's great anymore. Wasn't a major part of that greatness for Brits the huge empire it presided over?

So going forward, now that they've democratically made the decision to leave the EU, bearing in mind that it's increasingly likely that a knock on effect of this decision will be to trigger another referendum in Scotland which many believe will pass this time, what exactly does making Britain great again mean?
 


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Genuine question, what does making Britain great again mean for Brits?

Surely it's not about robbing and killing the citizens of nations again? By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-fifth of the world's population at the time, and covered more than 13,000,000 sq mi (33,670,000 km2), almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area (Wiki). They enjoyed plundering many nations, the list on Wiki linked below is actually quite jaw dropping.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_that_have_gained_independence_from_the_United_Kingdom

But we've come a long way since 1922. And "Great Britain" no longer seems to think it's great anymore. Wasn't a major part of that greatness for Brits the huge empire it presided over?

So going forward, now that they've democratically made the decision to leave the EU, bearing in mind that it's increasingly likely that a knock on effect of this decision will be to trigger another referendum in Scotland which many believe will pass this time, what exactly does making Britain great again mean?
Batter the sh1t out of the Irish, banish them to Galway, important a sh1t load of Pakistanis and Bangladeshis.

What, could possibly go wrong :|
 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain#Derivation_of_.22Great.22

The Greco-Egyptian scientist Ptolemy referred to the larger island as great Britain (μεγάλης Βρεττανίας - megális Brettanias) and to Ireland as little Britain (μικρής Βρεττανίας - mikris Brettanias) in his work Almagest (147–148 AD).
That link also says "Modern use of the term Great Britain - Great Britain refers geographically to the island of Great Britain, politically to England, Scotland and Wales in combination".

Any thoughts on how Brits can make their country "great" again without resorting to robbing and killing? :)
 

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Maybe they can catch up with the likes of Spain,Italy,Greece,Portugal etc and their huge unemployment.

The UK is still great compared to most of Europe. Why do some many millions from other countries go there? It's a fantastic place that has benefited hugely from the EEC/EC/EU. All the countries in the EU who rejected the Euro have. All things considered it has done very well post credit crunch.


Wait till the countries that haven't done well out of the EU get a vote-Italy,Spain,Portugal,Greece,France etc. The leave vote will be 70% plus in my opinion.
 

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It's a nationalist call to arms. They are going to take back their country from people who hate it and want to destroy it. Open borders is a step on the road to the destruction of the nation state. Anybody advancing that cause is working towards the destruction of all nations, whether knowingly or not.
 
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That link also says "Modern use of the term Great Britain - Great Britain refers geographically to the island of Great Britain, politically to England, Scotland and Wales in combination".

Any thoughts on how Brits can make their country "great" again without resorting to robbing and killing? :)
Unlike the debt and gombeen ridden pickpockets next door, the UK has seats on the g8 and UN security council, has one of the largest economies in the world, and they are still an influential factor in the murky world of geopolitics. They also have a very capable army, navy and air force. Possibly the best army in the world (for the country's size).

Since the decline of their empire British Foreign policy (whilst sometimes morally repugnant IMO) has established strong relationships with many countries around the world. It's not like they weren't aware that their Imperial era was coming to an end. Whether you like them or not, they're shrewd political operators.They're still a force to be reckoned with, and they'll pull through this. They may even come out stronger as a nation.

But please, don't let that stop your smug gloating. :)
 

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"Make Britain great" can be accurately translated as "make Britain white".
 

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It's a nationalist call to arms. They are going to take back their country from people who hate it and want to destroy it. Open borders is a step on the road to the destruction of the nation state. Anybody advancing that cause is working towards the destruction of all nations, whether knowingly or not.
OK, but what what does making Britain great look like in reality?
 

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Genuine question, what does making Britain great again mean for Brits?

Surely it's not about robbing and killing the citizens of nations again? By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-fifth of the world's population at the time, and covered more than 13,000,000 sq mi (33,670,000 km2), almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area (Wiki). They enjoyed plundering many nations, the list on Wiki linked below is actually quite jaw dropping.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_that_have_gained_independence_from_the_United_Kingdom

But we've come a long way since 1922. And "Great Britain" no longer seems to think it's great anymore. Wasn't a major part of that greatness for Brits the huge empire it presided over?

So going forward, now that they've democratically made the decision to leave the EU, bearing in mind that it's increasingly likely that a knock on effect of this decision will be to trigger another referendum in Scotland which many believe will pass this time, what exactly does making Britain great again mean?
What put the great into Britain was its manufacturing and inventiveness.

Get this back from China and give the masses jobs.
 

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What put the great into Britain was its manufacturing and inventiveness.

Get this back from China and give the masses jobs.
Very hard to do as manufacturing these days is all about cost, and China and other parts of the Far East have the advantage.


This is another possible downside to Brexit.

Why Brexit Freaks Out So Many Scientists
 

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It's a nationalist call to arms. They are going to take back their country from people who hate it and want to destroy it. Open borders is a step on the road to the destruction of the nation state. Anybody advancing that cause is working towards the destruction of all nations, whether knowingly or not.
Well done. You got through an entire post without using the word degenerate.
 

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Penury
 

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Very hard to do as manufacturing these days is all about cost, and China and other parts of the Far East have the advantage.


This is another possible downside to Brexit.

Why Brexit Freaks Out So Many Scientists
I was speaking to a colleague in the shipbuilding industry here in Norway and I asked him why the company was building in China and not in Norway?

He said that it's all about cost but when the ship comes up from China they will need to carry out a lot of Re-work as they just don't get total quality.

He said that the majority of manufacturing in China is at the expense of the Youth of Europe and all for pennies off the pound in savings.

China could be closed down if the PO's from the West stop coming.
 

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Unlike the debt and gombeen ridden pickpockets next door, the UK has seats on the g8 and UN security council, has one of the largest economies in the world, and they are still an influential factor in the murky world of geopolitics. They also have a very capable army, navy and air force. Possibly the best army in the world (for the country's size).

Since the decline of their empire British Foreign policy (whilst sometimes morally repugnant IMO) has established strong relationships with many countries around the world. It's not like they weren't aware that their Imperial era was coming to an end. Whether you like them or not, they're shrewd political operators.They're still a force to be reckoned with, and they'll pull through this. They may even come out stronger as a nation.

But please, don't let that stop your smug gloating. :)
Ok, but you haven't told me what making Britain great is about ....
 

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Genuine question, what does making Britain great again mean for Brits?

Surely it's not about robbing and killing the citizens of nations again? By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-fifth of the world's population at the time, and covered more than 13,000,000 sq mi (33,670,000 km2), almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area (Wiki). They enjoyed plundering many nations, the list on Wiki linked below is actually quite jaw dropping.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_that_have_gained_independence_from_the_United_Kingdom

But we've come a long way since 1922. And "Great Britain" no longer seems to think it's great anymore. Wasn't a major part of that greatness for Brits the huge empire it presided over?

So going forward, now that they've democratically made the decision to leave the EU, bearing in mind that it's increasingly likely that a knock on effect of this decision will be to trigger another referendum in Scotland which many believe will pass this time, what exactly does making Britain great again mean?

NON! EU slaps down Sturgeon: SNP leader dramatically announces she wants 'immediate discussions' to STAY in EU... but she is humiliated as Brussels says 'No, that's not how it works'


The EU yesterday dealt a devastating blow to Nicola Sturgeon's new bid for independence - by ruling out any prospect of Scotland retaining its EU membership when Britain leaves.

The SNP leader yesterday said she is seeking 'immediate discussions' with Brussels to 'protect Scotland's place in the EU'.

But The Scottish Mail on Sunday can reveal that the European Commission, the executive body of the EU, has already ruled there is no option but the whole of the UK exiting following Thursday's shock Leave vote.

After the Brexit vote, the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said she was seeking ‘immediate discussions’ with Brussels to ‘protect Scotland’s place in the EU’

Miss Sturgeon had hoped to hold a referendum during the next two years while Brexit negotiations take place - and had wanted Scotland to simply and seamlessly remain in the EU if there was a Yes vote.

But the new ruling by Brussels dashes her hopes, by confirming that an independent Scotland would have to reapply for EU membership.

Such a move could take years and come with conditions, such as having to adopt the euro (a deeply unpopular prospect amongst most Scots) and introduce border controls with England.

It is a devastating blow for Miss Sturgeon, who wanted to capitalise on the massive pro-Remain vote to help boost her primary cause of ending Scotland's place in the 309-year-old Union.


Nicola Sturgeon announces she wants 'immediate discussions' to STAY in EU | Daily Mail Online


Also, I should point out that Scotland and Northern Ireland very nearly kept England and Wales in the EU against their will. We were very close to possibly talking about a referendum for independence for England and Wales from Scotland and Northern Ireland.
 

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For starters, London needs to be cleansed of hipsters, Guardian readers, and sharia law.
 

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Ok, but you haven't told me what making Britain great is about ....
According to that poster, the great artists and scientists Britain has produced are not worth a mention .. oh no.. it's about the barely literate criminals and thugs that populate the British military. 10% of whom end up in UK prison..

One in 10 prisoners is a former soldier, new research reveals | Crime | News | The Independent


Almost 40% of army recruits have reading age of 11, MPs warn - BBC News

Almost two-fifths (39%) of recruits to the Army have the reading ability of an 11-year-old or lower, MPs have warned.
A similar proportion (38%) can only do maths aimed at pupils in their last year of primary school, says a Commons Defence Select Committee report.
Those barely literate criminals are what makes Britain great, calculus?

I don't think so.
 


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