The brittish Empire ( the sun newspaper )

Bring back the empire?

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#10
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.
 

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#11
Hairy-Sporran said:
Biped said:
No armed forces funding - no empire, not even a cold, windy and wet little island in the middle of nowhere.

is that the falklands away then due to ministry cuts?
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.
 
#12
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:
 
#13
Biscuits_AB said:
Gas Gas Gas said:
If only. :sigh:

One grandfather & two great grandfathers did their bit keeping parts of the globe a healthy pink.
Gay were they?
: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.
 
#14
jockass said:
Depends what you mean by the empire. Plenty of the pink bits would be more trouble than they are worth, then and now.
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....


 

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#17
Cable_Ties said:
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:
In the good old days, we sent in PMC's like the East India Company. We only ever got into places with explorers and entrepreneurs (and the disgraced in society too of course).

If we did the same again, and backed them up with a well (commercially) funded army, we'd wouldn't bother with places with no resources, like Afghanistan, but we'd probably still be in Iraq . . . oh, hang on a minute, what;s the name of that US firm . . . oh yes . . . Haliburton.
 
#19
oh dear it is a bit sad that a typo is more of a point than the tread, what is the world coming to? so to all you English grammer lecturers I humbly and heartily say "get it up ye"


ps my colleuge says its fine as there is never enough Tea in British?
 

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