At 04:06 PM 2/16/99 , Martin Burns at EasyWeb Design wrote:
>The sad thing is that they're probably the only part of 'Britain' outwith
>the Home Counties that gives a monkeys about being 'British' (NB they're
They're also the only part of the UK where there's an armed threat to the
right to be British.
>not part of Great Britain as that's the landmass of England, Scotland and
They're part of the UK though. That's what British means in their context.
Its a political, not a geographic designation.
>, very few people here give a monkeys about them. In 82, I
>heard quite a few (mostly) serious suggestions about swapping NI
>for the Falklands.
Not a bad idea, I hear those south Atlantic sheep put out much more than
the dour North Antrim ewes.