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    So there are some first language Welsh speakers in parts of Wales, and in theory you're supposed to be able to get by in Wales with just Welsh (e.g. all road signs in Wales have both English and...
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    The Disunited Kingdom of Most of Okay Britain and Probably Northern Ireland
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    I am super disappointed. Another no majority outcome would encourage electoral reform. Instead it's looking like there will be a Conservative majority (apparently even without benefitting from the...
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    I'm curious; were did you live in Britain? And maybe pertinently how long ago, if you don't mind saying.
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    Older people are wayyy more familiar with the imperial system so the idea of using metric still seems odd. In day to day life, people of all ages still use some bizarre mix of imperial and metric...
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    Racism which is not institutional is also a social issue.
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    You know adding the qualifier 'institutional' does actually change the meaning right?
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    Well, depends what you mean by 'major city'. The counties would be very white because the population overall is very white, and most of the non-white population is urban, and the counties include all...
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    This will sound more than a little racist, but I would be pretty uncomfortable with the idea of moving to a town which is 95+% White. Or rather 95+% White British (in weird census terms). Or...
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    Oh wow, people who think race matters and are not 'colour-blind'. They cannot possibly be at all right because race doesn't matter at all so they must be discriminating baselessly so it must be...
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    To elaborate (in case anyone cares), the two countries existed under a unified monarchy with separate Parliaments etc for over a century, and then in Queen Anne's reign the English government bullied...
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    Wasn't the main thing more like "Scotland would have to apply for membership [again], and so would not (necessarily) have the privileges of the UK [own currency, rebate]" ?
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    And again, you could apply that rationale to ... any region in the UK?
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    So, because the biggest minority in Parliament has only one seat in Scotland after ONE general election, it shows that Scotland will ALWAYS be politically at odds with the rest of the UK?
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    What I mean is, I don't see Scottish independence, or at least the independence campaign her, as being driven by much more than short-termism coupled with a bit of 'yay nationalism'.

    Makes far...
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    Common sense wins. Yay.
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    Hehehe, I remember there was an article something related to Scottish independence on my General Studies (yes, that thing) paper last summer. It was from the Sun, and it wound up to how there was no...
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    Germany? Joined for hundreds of years before 1945? Hmmm ...
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    I'm sure you're right that it's part of the problem, but it's the opposite over here (worse schools get waayyy more money form the government) and we still have the same kind of huge discrepancies...
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    I couldn't name a feminist. Well, I could name the nearest person whose name I know and hope for the best, which would probably work.

    But not a famous feminist.

    Actually ... I probably know...
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