The brittish Empire ( the sun newspaper )

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Hairy-Sporran, Nov 15, 2007.

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  1. yes

  2. no

  3. fence sitting liberal

  1. The Sun ( Gawdblessa ) is running an if it were possible should we bring back the empire poll
    so should we?
  2. If only. :sigh:

    One grandfather & two great grandfathers did their bit keeping parts of the globe a healthy pink.
  3. Your problem is that it has the Scum as its instigator. The paper is about as popular as the Ebola virus with Soldiers who have their eyes open.
  4. agreed BAW but it still prints tits
  5. And some of them are not in the Cabinet. :D
  6. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    No armed forces funding - no empire, not even a cold, windy and wet little island in the middle of nowhere.
  7. Gay were they?

  8. is that the falklands away then due to ministry cuts?
  9. Depends what you mean by the empire. Plenty of the pink bits would be more trouble than they are worth, then and now. Just having an empire for the sake of lording it over people? Best off without it. But closer co-operation/union with the old dominions of Can/Aus/NZ/SA would be a good thing. And if the US hadnt broken off from the empire when it did the world would be a better place IMHO but thats a whole other big what-if discussion.
  10. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Not quite, but nearly, and that was 25 years ago! Imagine the same thing now! You'd have the Argy navy equipped with 400 new-ish IPODS after a small boat was sent out with a couple of hundred spare squaddies on board, no Atlantic Conveyor (what's the point, no helichoppers), no aircraft carrier (no harriers), and everyone in desert kit, freezing their nads off.
  11. What, you mean march into places where we're not wanted and tell the locals where they're going wrong, keeping peace through the Army and generally lumbering ourselves with a financial burden we can't afford?

    Sounds good but.....Irag, Afghan....anyone?

    Maybe Bliar and Broon were secretly Imperialists 8O ?!?!

    Who'd have thought it! :wtf:
  12. :roll: :roll: :roll:

    In the 19th and early 20th century usage of the word, probably yes. Post WWII usage, no.

    You're obviously not old enough to remember the colour schemes used on maps & globes in school.
  13. not at all, we just lost touch with those classic british methods, like strapping people to the front of cannons and starving the Irish. Ahhhh the glorious days....

  14. the "brittish" emire? Is that a bit like the British empire, ish