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well? you've got seven minutes. if you dont score more than 40/50 you're an idiot.
The thread about being stuck in shepherds bush.
is leader of the oppostion.
Heir to the Throne - had a brainfreeze and forgot about him. kept trying variations centred on william
First Prime Minister - gah, wouldn't have guessed
Year of Magna Carta - gah, got close with a couple of guesses
Lowest Point (-4 m) - pfffft, feels like a technicality
Largest Lake - never 'eard of it
Largest Island - trick question, although i tried 'Britain'
First Lord Protector of Commonwealth - meh
Second & Third Largest City: Manchester relegated to fouth then? It sometimes claims to be the second.
They're counting areas outside city boundaries to bump their population.
If Nottingham wants to compete in the top flight, they're going to have to wise up. West Bridgford was too honest there when tripped in the area/not included in the unitary boundary of the city and should have gone down looking for a pen/ included itself in Nottingham.
Footballing analogies are all I've got. Even when talking about city size by population. I think I need an early bath.
But try telling a Manc that administrative boundaries (or whatnot) mean that they're actually in the ninth biggest urban area of the UK (five places behind Liverpool and four behind Leeds) and see how it goes down.
but i felt cheated anyway.
I'm an idiot/I wasn't trying
but I've got marker on my screen now.
Just put some tipp-ex over it.
it'll just blend in with all the spunk
First Prime Minister
Magna Carta (what the fuck is that?)
Largest Island (that's a trick question that)
the basis of the english 'constitution' (though Alexander II of Scotland was party to it, too). Mostly related to toffs though. Plebs weren't really covered.
The Charter of the Forest (Carta de Foresta) sorted that wrinkle out 2 years later.
between Scottish and English priorities, particularly when it comes to history, at your peril.
It's watershed stuff in terms of who has what rights. But as I said, the Forest Charter goes that step further in accounting for 'normal' people.
It's pretty much been superseded now, but Diane Abbott rightly invoked it's spirit when she kicked off about the "42 days' detention without charge" proposals.
I'm wondering what the Scotish equivalent is/was (if there is one), cos there's always seemed (afaik) to be a difference between how Scottish people are viewed in the eyes of the Scottish state compared to how English people are viewed in the eyes of the English state (a kinda 'citizens vs subjects' thing).
Blah blah. Friday hometime.
probs more to do with land than anything else. but there's a subtelty about it. something about the people owning the land (i.e. the country) rather than the people being subjects of the monarchy. it's a subtelty that kinda gets lost in modern everyday goings ons (and the fact that the crowns unified, and then the countries did), but there's something in it.
Eg: (and imma paraphrase here) Scotland doesn't really do leaseholds. and until very recently there weren't any freeholds, cos there were feus (derived from feudalism). And Orkney and Shetland has/had a Norwegian land ownership thing going on.
PickledOeuf is the legal eagle with experience (in a different area of the law, admittedly) on both sides of the border, so she might be able to offer a pointer or two.
Scotland has always had a separate legal system, education system, health system and religious setup.
So devolution isn't really an issue as such cos none of those things are/were fundamentally affected by it. Independence (when all is said and done) is only really about two things: 1) fiscal autonomy & the right to control the taxing and spending from Edinburgh, and 2) Monarchy (and the practical ramifications of this are minor if you look at Australia and Canada for example, so no-one really cares about it). Pretty much everything else is already set up in terms of institutions running themselves. But none of this is really what I was driving at or something I'm gonna get into right now cos a) I'm going home, and b) I don't know enough about the historical story of citizenship within England/Scotland (that's why I was asking).
"Fun" fact: "The modern Church of Scotland has always disclaimed recognition as an "established" church. The Church of Scotland Act 1921 formally recognised the Kirk's independence from the state." So you could say that Scotland has no 'state religion'.
Whereas The Church of England is quite firmly the state religion in England.
Thank you Lisa Simpson for one of the answers "In 1215 at Runnymede, doo da doo da"
Though do I get points for being a foreigner?
That's it. You and I are DONE.
what a load of cunt.
Also fuck off lough neagh.
can you fell the fens?!
it's hardly a 'lowest point'.
*Tourist board slogan
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Where the fuck is loch neaugh? Or however the fuck you spell it?
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i'll take that.
First Prime Minister (I used to know that and all)
when trying to guess the 2nd largest city.
No follow-up questions.
Had to look up the spelling of Lough Neagh though.
YEAH I GOTCHA.
but I was on 40 so I'm happy with that. By meths' definition, i am Not An Idiot. and with that I will bid you all farewell xx