United Kingdom

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a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles

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The British state was deeply concerned with the welfare of its armed forces.
Scotland and Wales - and the North of England - will never get justice from the British state until they stand up to Westminster's bully-boys - as Alex Salmond has demonstrated.
And it is pitted against a swelling group of British-educated, self-proclaimed holy warriors who reject the legitimacy of the British state.
British State Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, who announced the contribution, toured the South African SKA site in the Northern Capeon 12 September 2013 along with the SKAPO Director Dr Bernie Fanaroff.
Mr McDonald continued: "The Tories believe in state ownership of railways but sadly not the British state and are more than happy to support the Dutch, French and German state-owned railways as they continue to operate our trains with massive British state subsidies.
What is of some concern, though, is that the British state seem prepared to forgive historical homosexual acts providing they were performed by a national hero or academic giant.
Dodi's father, Mohamed Fayed has always insisted that the 1997 car crash, which killed the duo and their driver, in Paris was a conspiracy involving the British state.
Hassen Rasool, a UK citizen who came to the fore with the broadcasting of a video clip on British state TV of Channel 4 which shows him reciting Adhan, gave an interview to Cihan's reporter in London's Harrow mosque where Rasool is on duty as Muezzin.
What they are actually saying is that any state can run our railways as long as it isn't the British state.
Plaid Treasury spokesman Jonathan Edwards said: aThese shocking figures confirm that once again the British State is the most unequal in terms of wealth in the whole of Europe.
Special emphasis is placed on the weaknesses in Ireland's political, economic, and social structure that were already in place on the eve of the famine, and on the failure of the British state to respond to hunger in Ireland.
Hugh Davies, counsel to the inquest, said it could extend to include "the possible culpability of the Russian state", as well as "the possible culpability of the British state in the death of Alexander Litvinenko either in carrying out by itself or its agents the poisoning; or failing to take reasonable steps to protect Mr Litvinenko.
Members of the cabinet were also there as were also church and political leaders, Greek and British state representatives.
Victim groups believe the bomb attacks were carried out by loyalist paramilitaries with British state collusion.
More importantly, devolution and constitutional reform have established new territorial power centres outside the British state, and lifted the veil of secrecy by establishing a mandate for freedom of information.
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