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The Obligatory Brexit Post

I don’t think I can let this weekend pass without mentioning the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. I know a lot of my readers are from the UK, so you may find this interesting, or you might not. I’ll be brief, anyway.

From what I’ve gathered about what I’ve heard in media, there are some people who voted Leave, but then regretted that decision because they thought their votes wouldn’t matter. They voted Leave for the hell of it. And now three million people have petitioned to have a do-over.

Scotland, which voted to Stay, now wants to leave the UK. The Scottish are furious. Same with Northern Ireland, though I hear it’s a more complicated situation.

And now prices are going up, since the British pound had an incredibly large drop. Things are going to be expensive for people in the UK for a while.

And then there are the lawmakers who campaigned for the UK’s exit from the EU. They have no plan. They have no idea what they’re going to do. Smart. Really smart.

Over here in Canada, we’re watching both the US with the supreme idiot Trump and the UK. Two of our biggest allies and friends are going insane. At least that’s what many people are thinking.

So, British readers, what the hell is going on over there? Let me know in the comments so I can understand the view from someone who’s living through this.

What Is the United Kingdom?

We’re moving on to our fourth country, the last one to have more than 1,000 views from.  That is the United Kingdom.  With 1,088 views from the home of the English language, it comprises 5.7% of the total views in 2014.  So, if you’re British, have lived or visited the UK, then I need your help. Please give your opinion below.

320px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svgThe United Kingdom

The UK is a pretty compact country that consists of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.  It’s only 243,610 square kilometres, making it the 80th largest country in the world.  Its population is 64,100,000, which makes it the 22nd largest population in the world.  The capital city and largest city is London with a population of 8,615,246 (13,614,409 metro).  English is the official language with other regional languages.  The union was established on May 1, 1707. The leader of the country is the Prime Minister (currently David Cameron) and the government type is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy.  The monarch is Queen Elizabeth II.

The United Kingdom may not be a big country, but it has a huge amount of history and a lot to see.  There’s a wide variety of cultures to explore.  If you are British, live or have lived in the UK, or have visited the UK, then please answer the following questions.

  1. What places would you say are the best to visit?
  2. What would you say is the truly British food?
  3. What is a truly British activity, sport, or pastime?
  4. For the readers out there, who is/was the greatest (or your favourite) British author?

Thank you very much! Please share, so we can get many answers.