English, British or European.

#1
Right, I class myself as anEnglish man but I see the point in been classed as British, this I can understand as englishmen, scottishmen and the welsh are all part of The British Army. Now we are been classed as European on application forms for employment. When is this crazyness going to stop. I AM BRITISH not European. How do others feel about this. Having the passports changed is wrong, we should still have GREAT BRITAIN on them not European. In fifty years is it going to be EARTHLING or MEMBER of EARTH or some crazy sh*t. Let's have your opinions, are you English, Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish, do you consider yourselves British or yak err even European. We don't need Brussels, we managed perfectly well when we ran the Empire.
 
#3
British by birth

English by the grace of God.

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#4
Well for about a month I've been toying with the appellation 'Eurasian', like Robert Nesta said 'If the cap fit, let dem wear it'.
 
#6
Been done before - there's nothing new on Arrse

To quote myself:

PassingBells said:
Guess that, if England are playing Scotland I'd support England, means I'm English; if Scotland are playing France I'd supoprt Scotland, means I'm British; if France are playing some other country and I don't give a toss, means that I'm not very European.
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#7
It doesn't really matter - you're a European Union citizen whether you like it or not. You don't see too many people complaining about that when they finally get the result they want at the European Court of Justice now, do you?

The UK's problem is that we take it all too seriously. The Frogs can be extremely French when it suits them, annoyingly European the next. Do they give a monkeys?

There are more advantages to being European than not - and frankly, their's feck all you can do about it anyway...

As for being British - define that one easily?
 
#8
Fairly recent ancestry - Polish/German/English/Scots/Irish. I regard myself as British/ English. I am European, and pro the idea of an integrated Europe.

I loathe the way the EU has developed and think that it needs root and branch reform to get it on track. There is more chance of this happening now that the French do not run it as an off shoot of their uncivil service.
 
#10
Born in England but consider myself British. Will NEVER ever call myself a European Union citizen :x
 
#12
richardogara wrote

Now we are been classed as European on application forms for employment.

Last time I saw an application form in the UK I was asked if I was Irish or White.Strange but funny.

If I'm in the UK I would say I was English,outside the UK I would say I was British or that I was from the UK.
 
#13
expat_71 said:
richardogara wrote

If I'm in the UK I would say I was English,outside the UK I would say I was British or that I was from the UK.
Everyone here assumes you're American - I go through great pains to tell them I am British.
 
#14
I'm a Smoggy Tyke from England in Great Britain.

Great Britain is an island. Europe is a Continent. Ergo Great Britain isn't part of Europe, merely a neighbour and a Briton can't be a European.

Europe comprises many member nations therefore "European" isn't a nationality but a continentality. (in the same way that a Canadian would be an American, but someone from USA is a Yank).

The European Union is a trading association, not a nation and shouldn't put on airs and graces.
 
#15
Born British...

I live in Denmark but now consider myself English and fly the Cross of St George on my flagpole (odd but true - everyone over here has a 5m flagpole outside their house - flags fly for Birthdays etc)

What happened??? After a run of Hollywood anti-English films... and being force fed anti-English sentiment by people who actually believe that more than 5% of the Braveheart film was true (just an example - got tired of my Irish mates too - enough is enough - couldn't even have a drink without some form of provocation) I had to say sod'em and took up St George.

I miss being British... and I think if I were still serving, alongside the great blokes from all our countries... I still would be. But I got tired and am not any more. I still have my Scottish and Irish mates over here and they've calmed down a lot... but the worm has turned. Sad really. Britain was worth something once.
 

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#16
English, is there anything else?
 
#17
The_Buelligan said:
expat_71 said:
richardogara wrote

If I'm in the UK I would say I was English,outside the UK I would say I was British or that I was from the UK.
Everyone here assumes you're American - I go through great pains to tell them I am British.

That's a very bizarre statement,since I have made it known what city in the UK that I came from and other references,sorry can't remember what for and when as it was not important.
The England badge gave no clue then?
If EVERYONE HERE thought that I was an American I'm sure I would have been referred to as a septic/spam at some time.
And who are them?
With 4 posts and making wild statements as above I can only assume that you have many user names,and are nothing but a deceitful little pr1ck.
 
#19
Me? I won the lottery of life, so no worries there then. My view on Europe?
Fog in English Channel, Europe cut off.
 
#20
My father fought in a war from 1939-1945 so I didn't have to be European! I stagged on through the eighties so I didn't have to be Eastern European.

What in the name of all that is sacred makes some fat-arssed civil servant or slimy politician think that I would wish to set that tradition aside? I couldn't be more British. I am a Briish Scot with a Welsh grandmother, with emotional and family attachements to the beautiful West of England married to an Irish woman. I'm so fecking British it hurts,for heaven's sake and it would take more than the flick of some jack in office's pen or the weasel words of a panjandrum to change that.

The bottom line is that we "feel" british, we know our history and actually spend time appreciating it rather than rushing about changing street-names, apologising for our imperial past or smashing traditions. Unlike the liberal and chattering classes. So, British on my honour, my lords!
 

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