Forget Greenland. Buy England.

This week on the United Kingdom’s Most Trusted Podcast® James and Toby cover a lot of ground – virtually everything that intersects between the US and the Mother Country – from sweets to YouTube to the Royal Family and Good Morning America to The Merger of the Century™, making England the 51st State! Oh, think of the possibilities of Delingpole with the full force of the 2nd Amendment behind him.

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There are 11 comments.

  1. Seawriter Member

    If we did merge, England would have to be admitted as a state or states. Territorial status would mean taxation without representation – which was kind of the original reason for the split.

    England’s population is 56 million.

    California’s is 36 million; Texas’s is 29 million.

    If England were allowed to merge with the United States it should be broken into four or so states; perhaps Lancaster-York (Northern England), Midlands, Cornwall (to include Shropshire and some of the rest of southwest England) and Essex (Southeast England, including London). The House of Representatives should be expanded to perhaps 500.

    Of course that would likely give Democrats control of both House and Senate as most residents of England are far to the left of flyover country Americans (Normals, as Schlichter calls us).

    I don’t think it would fly.

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    • August 27, 2019, at 9:09 AM PDT
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  2. EJHill Podcaster

    It would be like one of those crazy Wall Street deals where a major company spins off a division, only to have the new company spin off and buy up the older established one, like Southern Bell did to AT&T and Viacom did with CBS.

    OR we just wait until both countries are just subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company.

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    • August 27, 2019, at 11:29 AM PDT
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  3. Old Bathos Member

    Not the whole thing. We would need some kind of Hadrian’s Wall at some point in the north where the accents become completely unintelligible. (Driver’s license applications in Geordie?! No way.) And do we really want Wales? Come to think of it we would need a large reservation for twits and royals somewhere in the south. Ulster is out of the question.

    Nah. Keep it.

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    • August 27, 2019, at 11:45 AM PDT
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  4. Misthiocracy grudgingly Member

    Proposal: Any country that wants financial/military aid from the USA should apply for statehood. No statehood, no financial/military aid.

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    • August 27, 2019, at 12:21 PM PDT
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  5. EtCarter Listener

    James, and Toby, thank you for the time and effort put into this delightful show. I am inspired to revisit my literary hero and puritan pamphleteering, education and freedom of the press man-about-town: John Milton. 

    Also, another writer from the UK.: Edmund Spenser and his magnificent The Fairy Queen. I recommend Susan Roundtrees Epic of Reformation re: what Spenser is saying about civil gov in Chapter 5 on Justice.

    That is my gift to this U.K. loving podcast that desires educational changes in the U.K. in the Miltonian sense.

     

     

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    • August 27, 2019, at 5:42 PM PDT
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  6. Henry Castaigne Member

    I’m with you on how hard it is to get healthy food in America. I don’t understand the whole giant gulp soda thing. I am however quite satisfied with huge portions. You can save them for later and avoid cooking.

    At 27:00 Toby spoke magnificently about the status signaling of the celebrity left and white self-flagellation. There wasn’t a bit of cuckery in his condemnation of this white guilt nonsense. Well done :)

    Since this might be the only time in my life that I can correct you gentlemen on a matter of English literature, Faggin the Jew was in Oliver Twist and not a A Christmas Carol.

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    • August 27, 2019, at 6:21 PM PDT
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  7. GeezerBob Coolidge

    Well, it would be a bit of a puzzle too decide who would be the seller. The case with Greenland is different as it is territory of Denmark. The Danes would end up filthy rich. Best I can figure is that somehow title would be obtained from the crown, meaning HRM would get caboodles of cash. The comparison with Greenland/Denmark would be better if it were an offer tobuy, say, Cornwall, or Wales (But for Wales?…)

    A merger could be a delightful experiment, as American law and culture replaced all those “superior” British rules and manners. We would finally get to find out what really works best. Would you start driving on the right, finally?

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    • August 28, 2019, at 4:53 AM PDT
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  8. Taras Coolidge

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    I’m with you on how hard it is to get healthy food in America. I don’t understand the whole giant gulp soda thing. I am however quite satisfied with huge portions. You can save them for later and avoid cooking.

    At 27:00 Toby spoke magnificently about the status signaling of the celebrity left and white self-flagellation. There wasn’t a bit of cuckery in his condemnation of this white guilt nonsense. Well done :)

    Since this might be the only time in my life that I can correct you gentlemen on a matter of English literature, Faggin the Jew was in Oliver Twist and not a A Christmas Carol.

    And it’s spelled “Fagin”.

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    • August 28, 2019, at 4:29 PM PDT
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  9. JimGoneWild Coolidge

    Wouldn’t Trump have to build a wall between England and Scotland? 

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    • August 28, 2019, at 6:59 PM PDT
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  10. Seawriter Member

    JimGoneWild (View Comment):

    Wouldn’t Trump have to build a wall between England and Scotland?

    There is an existing one that could be updated.

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    • August 29, 2019, at 4:34 AM PDT
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  11. Taras Coolidge

    Caution: Before you follow the recommendation to watch the Amazon series, The Boys, read the discussion here:

    https://ricochet.com/members/henrycastaigne/activity/1494029/

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    • August 30, 2019, at 7:00 PM PDT
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