"A small island no-one pays attention to."

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by KGB_resident, Sep 6, 2013.

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  1. an important and independent decision maker on the Worls stage

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  2. a faithfull US ally but not a servant and can elaborate own decisions

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  3. merely 51st state of the USA and British leaders blindly follow orders from Washington

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  4. a small island no-one pays attention to

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  1. BBC News - "A small island no-one pays attention to."

    However, how do you estimate the role of the UK in the modern international political landscape?

    PS. From my point of view Russia under Putin's rule is a huge country no-one pays attention to.
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  2. Russia is like a little dog barking furiously trying to convince itself its a big dog.
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  3. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    (whisper ON) no one answer, see if he gets it... (whisper OFF)
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    Hey bitch! you got buuuuuuurrnnnned!
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  5. The UK's position? More influential than we probably deserve, even given the PSC membership.

    The Russian (well, Putinist) position? Desperately hankering after the days when there were a whole cabal of Soviet vassal states.
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  6. I would like to add - the little dog (Russia) rather tries to bark without any effect just because her barking is not heard by anybody.
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  7. Does it matter?

    Time we started behaving like a little country that no-one pays attention to anyway. The Scandanavians and Swiss appear to live well enough on the concept
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  8. We are a small island and our influence has diminished as our empire has diminished. We no longer have the military capability to do anything meaningful, our politicians are spineless, two faced lapdogs.

    However economically we punch well above our weight and are respected still in many areas of the world, so business we are still listened to, politically we are a has been.
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  9. A small island that no-one pays attention to, but people feel the need to tell us we're that small island that they're definitely not paying attention to.

    "You! Yes, you over there! We're not paying attention to you!".
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  10. 1) Most nations know the current strenght of our armed forces
    2) most nations know our current committments
    3)committments devided by strenth =what forces are left !! ie:none !!! so why should anybody listen to what we have to say !!

    However much barking is done by whatever nation we have proved once or twice that if they dont pay attention to our bark then by God they will pay attention when we bite !!
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  11. Russia = Upper Volta with rockets
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  12. It used to called 'The Russian Bear' now it is just the 'Russian Panda'.

    This 'Tiny Island' has stood proud and faced up to insults from nearly every country on the planet,we have seen 'Regimes' come and go but still we endure.Long may this continue.
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  13. No, you insult uppervoltians. Russia is rather Papua-New Guinea with missiles.
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  14. We might not be able to occupy another country again a feature not a bug.
    But we still just about have a blue water navy that can sit off shore and **** you up.
    Top 10 economy music and other creative stuff the world service football more man united fans abroad and at home.
    We still have a lot of influence.

    Russia still thinks its a big dog and if your a neighbour you probably have to listen because a tank division is hard to ignore out of tank travelling range not so much a 30 year old cruisier and a carrier nicknamed the "gulag" when russians are complaining about accom you know it must be horrific:( will not impress the yanks :)
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  15. I wish we stopped trying to be on the big stage giving out money that is cut from our needed service sectors, to give to people that dont need it
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