pound sterling

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the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Wales does well out of British money that is sent to the European Union and then comes back." Hitting out at Plaid Cymru for arguing that Wales benefits from European funding, he said: "[They] would rather consign Wales' financial future to unelected bureaucrats in Brussels rather than elected Members of Parliament, many of whom come from Wales itself.
The lovely Mr Cameron had the best education British money can buy at Eton and Oxbridge.
A spokesman for DfID declined to discuss whether the adverts were an appropriate use of British money.
The BD6.3 million project is the maritime forces' biggest investment on foreign soil and is being built with British money procured through Foreign Military Sales.
The project is the maritime forces' biggest investment on foreign soil and is being built with British money procured through Foreign Military Sales, according to the report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Now, British money and expertise will help rebuild homes, get people back into work, and protect the most vulnerable, especially girls and women," Greening said in a statement sent out by the Embassy.
(The British organised the affair and the Americans did the job.) Mossadegh (1882-1967 and Prime Minister from 1951 to 1953) had infuriated HMG and Washington by nationalising the country's oil industry, hitherto developed and run by the British with British money, and by flirting with Moscow when the Cold War was a desperate reality.
So you can actually fund an American film with British money and make your movie in the U.S.
The PAC also warned that increasing spending via multilateral organisations - such as the European Commission and the World Bank - may also mean more British money is lost to fraud and corruption.
A second NTC member told Reuters that the British money already received was now in the central bank vault and would soon be distributed to commercial banks.
Apparently the coauthors did not digest the indispensable role that British money, power, and war had in that region before and after World War I.
More than Au385 million of British money has been channeled to projects in the Ethiopia in the last two years, making it the largest recipient of bilateral aid in Africa.
Now don''t give me that "British money should be spent in Britain" attitude - that''s the equivalent of someone saying "Why should I pay taxes?
The 2007 film Die Falscher (The Counterfeiters) told the story of Nazi Germany's counterfeiting scheme in which they forced over a hundred Jewish master artists, engravers, printers, and specialists in security papers and inks to forge American and British money in order to undermine those countries' ability to prosecute the war.
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