I am most certainly in favour of a UK-centric forum. Overall, as much as it has been stated to be an 'international' website, it is percentage-wise
more aggregated towards US issues than any other country. I just took a look at the recent posts, and most of them are US-centric, and for which I
have little interest or concern.
There are plenty of subjects that could be discussed in such a forum, and I doubt it would deter any Irish, Scottish, or Welsh members from using it,
afterall it would be their forum, too. I'm sure they would make as equally important contributions as any of that of the English, and I would welcome
I was born and bred in England, brought up in England, but my blood, my ancestry, is both Irish and Scottish, I am English by culture and geographical
birth only. Yet, as I have become older, I have purposefully shed all identification with any particular nationalistic streak...I consider myself a
human being first and foremost and I couldn't care less for nationalistic demarcations and boundaries, I simply don't recognise them.
The best that has come from Britain is a conglomeration of all the national identities that make up Britain, they all contribute to the perceived
identity of Britain and British-ness. England and English-ness is just a quarter of the makeup of Britain. Britain is our home, its thousands of years
historical legacy belongs to all the people of Britain, and all our ancestors helped to shape and write it.
If I were to pander to a particular identification, it would be to being British, as I am a member of the nations of Britain, and very proud to be so.
I am not small-minded enough to see myself as simply English, or Scottish, or Welsh, or Irish, or pander to the internecine squabbles we are all meant
to identify through.
I cannot see why we can't have a parliament made up of equal seats from each nation, and that the people elect the representatives for their country.
It would be like a microcosm of the European assembly working for the whole of Britain, instead of it being a quartered representation working for
each country alone. That is how they keep us divided, and nationalistically schismed. England should not be ruling the roost on Britain, nor should
the other countries be seeking to break away, but more, be equally represented in a British Assembly based upon Republican ideology. As people of
Britain, we should be drawing closer to each other, not fracturing more. Our thousands of years history ought to have glued us together far
So yes, I'd more than welcome a UK forum.
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