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payrollpro
payrollpro Registered, FMAAT Posts: 427 Dedicated contributor ๐ŸŒŸ ๐Ÿต ๐ŸŒŸ
I am busy completing an ONS survey for a client and noticed a bizarre definition of the term Great Britain.

Does everyone know that GB, according to ONS, now consists only of England, Scotland and Wales?

Have I missed something or has Northern Ireland suddenly disappeared, been given away to someone or what?

Anyone else noticed this completely and utterly weird change to the country?

Payrollpro

Comments

  • jilt
    jilt Registered Posts: 2,903
    Have a look here http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/britain/britain.htm

    Was surprised myself but it does make sense
  • deanshepherd
    deanshepherd Registered Posts: 1,809
    Northern Ireland has never been part of Great Britain. To give the UK it's full name it is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • payrollpro
    payrollpro Registered, FMAAT Posts: 427 Dedicated contributor ๐ŸŒŸ ๐Ÿต ๐ŸŒŸ
    Thanks jilt and Dean, so we really are a pretty stupid nation, GB doesn't include Northern Ireland, our flag has no reference to Wales and the people of England don't have their own parliament! United Europe, perhaps a United Kingdom would be a good start, has anyone ever thought of doing that?
  • deanshepherd
    deanshepherd Registered Posts: 1,809
    Ah, but then we would lose our 7 Champions League places and four World Cup teams!
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071 ๐ŸŽ† ๐Ÿ˜ ๐ŸŽ†
    I thought GB was England, Scotland and Wales, and the UK included NI.

    I learnded it in my ATT law book, I dids! :D
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