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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Perranporth June 29th 2011

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It's a bit of a mouthful. Ask anybody from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales what country they're from and I'm sure most would never answer United Kingdom or Great Britain. Like being labelled European or North American, it dilutes a person's cultural identity into something more generic. I'm not at all surprised by this. The prestige and pride of being English, Welsh, Scottish or Irish will never be compromised and neither should it be. I'm proud to say I'm English. I have national pride, even if at times it's misinformed and misplaced. What I wasn't expecting before starting this 1160 mile charity walk from Lands End to John o'Groats to raise money for Association for International Cancer Research would be the high levels of regional pride and ... read more
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