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Synonyms for British

the people of Great Britain

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Asserting that there could be a new idea of Britishness based on equality that was not linked to the constitutional position of the respective nations,MsWood states: "The concept of Britain has proven itself to be as adaptable in the past as should it be in the future.
Plaid Cymru's Hywel Williams, MP for Caernarfon, said: "I'm not aware of people in the Dog and Duck discussing what is the meaning of Britishness.
But SNP leader Alex Salmond said: "The more Gordon Brown goes on about his Britishness, the more he highlights his own fatal weakness in the Labour leadership contest.
Equally, Ms Wood argues, there is no reason why a sense of Britishness should necessarily depend on there being a British state.
To coincide with the debate, the university's academy for the study of Britishness has invited eminent historian and MSP, Prof Christopher Harvie, to give a talk as part of a series of public seminars called New Perspectives on Britishness.
The source said: "Celebrating our Britishness does not mean we can not also celebrate our Englishness, Scottishness, Welshness or Northern Irishness.
Of course, those seeking a definition of Britishness are missing the point, because there isn't one.
The Chancellor proposed the extra condition as part of a bid to foster Britishness and "a stronger sense of national purpose".
I wrote to the chief executive of Heinz, saying you're making 125 jobs redundant and you shouldn't be exploiting a symbol of Britishness for your own ends.
TONY Blair will today warn of the danger of English nationalism as he sets out his vision of Britishness.
Mr Woolas, Minister for Borders and Immigration, will be joined by Dr Andy Mycock, representing the University's Academy for the Study of Britishness, and Tony Pearson of the trade union, Unison.
But a spokesman for Mr Brown said: "The Prime Minister's view is that of course we should celebrate our Britishness.
The proposal for would-be UK nationals is part of a bid to foster Britishness and "stronger sense of national purpose".
They have responded to calls in Parliament, backed by Warley MP John Spellar, for councils across the country to fly the Union Flag and celebrate Britishness.
His spokesman said Blair felt it important to reinforce the sense of Britishness after devolution.