posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 04:14 PM
Oh dear..Oh dear...I'm ashamed to be ENGLISH
I was born and raised in England, (family records go back to the Doomsday book). I now live in Scotland but I am still a member of the UK.
Move on people, its time we all grew up and left the Empire behind.
I'm sooo sick of hearing English people whinge about everyone else...we are a laughing stock worldwide folks because of the attitudes displayed time
and again on this and other boards, the newspapers, magazines etc, etc.
Yes we should be proud of our heritage and Englands' history, we were an all conquering power but we have done some bad things too, for example we
invented the concentration camp during the Boer war.
As a voting person I would prefer to be in Europe for this reason; you can change nothing if you are outside...inside we have a say..
Also I don't want to be between a rock and a hard place economically...precisely...between the US on one side and Europe on the other. Many years
ago we tried to stay out of Europe hoping to build alternative trade with Australia and New Zealand to keep ourselves from penury...we failed...we
would fail again...we have to acknowledge that we are no longer in a commanding position, no longer an all conquering power..we have some credibility
left with global governments.. let's not squander what we have left or we will become a third rate, third world economy...we need these people as
they need us...we all need each other...get a grip..bite the bullet and put up or shut up.