Shropshire Star: Why can’t we all just be Brits?

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

This letter was in the Shropshire Star last night.  The title wasn’t my idea …

Why can’t we all just be Brits

Great Britain won its first gold medal of the Olympics on Sunday.  The BBC were beside themselves and delighted in telling the world that the medal winner was Welsh and it was the first Welsh Olympic medal since 1972.

Fast forward one day and two more medals have been won … by “Britons”.  These “Britons” were English but there was no mention of this on the BBC – on the BBC, English means British.

The BBC may be the worst culprit but it’s not just them that do this – on the back page of the Shropshire Star on Monday the Olympic coverage refers to the two English medal winners and British and Andy Murray as a Scot.

Is it too much to ask for some consistency?

Stuart Parr

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  1. Andi (82 comments) says:

    But Andy Murray is a Scot. And a few more “colourful” adjectives too. “Cocksmoker” springs to mind, for example, as does “fucktrumpet”, “arse-pounder” and “shit-sack”.

  2. Gallimaufy (1 comments) says:

    Why can’t “we” (include me out of this Olympic* shamfest) be represented by Team United Kingdom? Team Great Britain omits Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

  3. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    The UK would include Northern Ireland but exclude the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands which aren’t part of the UK but are part of the British Isles.

  4. Letters From A Tory (22 comments) says:

    Murray is a Scot and I doubt he likes England very much. However, at the Olympics it is Team GB and there is no need to discuss nationalities.

  5. Wyrtimes (4 comments) says:

    He likes England enough to choose to live here – like so many other proud Scots. Funny that.

  6. axel (1214 comments) says:

    If you were here and rich enough to leave, you would!

    I wonder why he lives in england? I think if i was rich like he was, i would live somewhere with boring nice weather ALL the time!

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