As I am from Ireland I feel obliged to comment. Also, I will explain to those who don't understand. Ireland used to be it's own country, until the British attacked and took it away. Ireland then fought for independence and after a long battle won back part of Ireland (the green). England kept Northern Ireland for themselves (the purple). There was a lot of troubles and bombings etc. in the 90's there due to the British rule in a country that is rightfully theirs. Then Scotland (blue) wish for independence from England(red) and will vote next year for it. Also Ireland (green) was in a recession and we have just come out of it. Finally Wales (orange) is just there while England (red) lauds it over everyone else in the world. And don't you dare call Ireland part of the UK!
@ChucklingOutLoud, Someone who understands! I get so annoyed when people say Ireland is part of the UK.
@ChucklingOutLoud, soooo much yes!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!
@ChucklingOutLoud, ...no one's lauding wales over anything. No one outside the uk has even heard of Wales, what's to laud? It's a boring ass country. And idk why they call it British "rule". It's not like anyone's being enslaved. Life wouldn't really be practically different for anyone if N. Ireland became independent. You'd have Euros instead of pounds. In principal, it makes sense that N. Ireland should be independent because, as it is now, you're voting for English parties based in England, who are supposed to be "UK" parties who govern the whole place, but only really pay attention to England. If only people stopped thinking of the UK as being divided. It's not like England is benefitting from anything anyway, our government is sh!t.
@ChucklingOutLoud, yes but what you don't understand is that a lot of northern Irish people still want to be apart of the UK and are happy with their way of life and religious teachings, it's not like England has chained everyone up in Northern Ireland and many of the people just want peace, and yes Scotland want independence but there is no way they will go through with it due to currency, government, money and divided opinions (sorry for the rant I just don't want England to be seen as Satan)
@ChucklingOutLoud, you left out an important part about Northern Ireland wanting to stay separate from the Republic of Ireland. Scotland will not vote independence through because if they do, they'll end up in a worse state than Ireland was when it was in recession and most of Scotland know that. It's just Alex Salmond being a helmet.
@ChucklingOutLoud, I'm going to Ireland this spring for Marching Band
@ChucklingOutLoud, I already knew all that and was about to say that Ireland is its own country. And honestly I think the Ulster should be reunited with the rest of Ireland
@ChucklingOutLoud, and England enslaved tons of Irish people.
@RetardedSeagull, you know. Anyone who bothers to pay attention in classes like world geography or western civ would understand this stuff already.
@The YOGSCAST, there's all this genuine political musing and then there's you.
@ChucklingOutLoud, except Northern Ireland is part of the UK...
@ChucklingOutLoud, fair play to ya buddy I'd also like to point out that not all of what is shown as Northern Ireland IS Northern Ireland, the very west of it is Donegal and is a part of the Republic of Ireland! Hup Galway!!
@TheOneWhoJudges, yeah, I know. And btw, thanks
@TheOneWhoJudges, up the ra
@ChucklingOutLoud, I feel obliged to comment as I too am from Ireland
@ChucklingOutLoud, well your wrong partially. Ireland was never united until England conquered it back in the 1500s (correct me if I'm wrong. Irish identity and nationalism evolved and culminated over this period of rule, and soon after WW1, Ireland pressured the UK to release them. UK kept Northern Ireland as the population there didn't want to be part of the new Irish nation.
@Darth Sion, lol
@Remilia Scarlet, I understand your point, however, the only reason Northern Ireland was kept was because before WW1 the majority up there wished for Ireland to be a united nation. But British discriminated against them and many fled south. So the only people left up there were British settlers, who obviously wanted to be in the UK. Then, in the 1990s The Troubles happened due to Catholics going back up to NI. This was a long, bloody time of violence, due to them wishing to have a united Ireland. Thank you for your input though.
@ChucklingOutLoud, Ireland is part of the uk.
@Frosty Nipples, I normally like you, but this time your wrong and it's personal. So, it's a downvote for you.
@ChucklingOutLoud, Sorry. I know nothing of european politics. My reason for saying it was simply because you said not to. It sounded better in my head. I'll show myself the door.
@Banta, if anyone Scottish is her the Irish take you up on the usual soccer chant. WE HATE ENGLND MORE THAN YOU
@Banta, the troubles began in the 70s when the British army open fire on a peaceful protest. Not bloody Sunday. The protestors wanted equal rights to the protestants
@Banta, I feel like I should explain that historically you've got a large part of it wrong, we didn't decide to keep Northern Ireland, the non Catholics and non Sinn Fein politically affiliated actually wanted to remain British therefore to please everyone after the war we had to split Ireland to avoid further conflict.
I'm sorry; all I read was "not America. Not America. Not America. Not America"
@Low Key Bohemian, That green island is where pubs and immigrants come, the blue part is where Mel Gibson fought the red part, and the red part is the country that we either beat in wars or can't win wars without us. *I'm kidding, just incase someone gets offended.
@Low Key Bohemian, If i gave 2 sh*ts about yanks i might find that funny
@Low Key Bohemian, a true patriot. I like that
@Niccolo Machiavelli, I thought it was kinda funny, especially the " where Mel Gibson fought the red part."
I'm Scottish and I can say this is all fact
In real life, I'm offensive and I find this British.
I'm from Scotland! And I feel obliged to say...ehem....... FRREEEEEDDDOOOOM,
Ireland isn't part of the United Kingdom. Only North Ireland is. The division of Ireland is partly due to religious reasons, with Ireland being inhabited by mostly Catholics, and North Ireland being inhabited by those feckin' dirty Protestants.
@MoaXing, it's Northern Ireland but that's a pretty accurate description
@MoaXing, It had nothing to do with religion in the beginning. When the British monarch was Catholic, Protestants were persecuted and visa versa. Unfortunately for Ireland, a predominantly Catholic country, the monarchy was Protestant throughout the height of the original was and has stayed that way since. Had the the monarchy been Catholic it wouldn't be seen as a religious war but as an invasion to steal someone else's land. The reason Ulster wasn't handed back when the rest of Ireland was is an English soldier had been married to the king of Ulsters daughter and they felt that meant they had a legitimate claim. To be honest, it's been going on for 800 years so nobody cares about the origins of the fighting anymore, just thought I'd give a bit of background.
Now I know how people in the UK feel about pics about America. Because I don't really get it
@SpecialEd Teacher, it really sucks for people like me who don't live in either. I only understand a small amount of the humor!
@bi polar polar bear, I'm sorry humour*
I've never seen those states before
I live in England and this is what it was like when I see loads of 'Freedom' pics… even when your so called government shut down 😂
I hate the way we Irish people are always seen as alcoholic drunks. Pictures like this one were obviously made by some idiot who has never even been to Ireland. It's a beautiful place and only a very small minority of the population is alcoholic. These post should be taken down for the insensitivity and ignorance. Now if you don't mind, I need a drink after this long rant.
Donegol isn't even apart of the UK, and for those who don't know, Donegol is a Republic of Ireland county in the top left corner of Ireland
@Lizburn, ... You spelt Donegal wrong...
@Joel Heyman, apologies mate, easy mistake to make
England is red(Bloods), Scotland is blue(Crips), Wales is orange, Northern Ireland is purple, and Ireland is green.
Northern Ireland is the best we created Laim Nesson!!!!
Scotland should at least be on a map that isn't made for only Britain.
I'm guessing this was done by an American person
As I live in Ireland I feel obliged to comment. And to all of you who do not understand, let me explain
Not sure if I want Scotland to be independent personally, as an Englishman
@TittySprinklesUK, I feel obligated to comment here....
I think I get this... but at the same time, my brain's like "WAT."
So much yes!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!
@Oshen0, please ignore this was supposed to be a reply
yeeeaaah this is basically how it is
England has a tiny goatee
Southern Island isn't part of the UK
Thank jebus we are not part of stinky uk or fatty USA.
Not all of
Lol Scotland is holding an eyelander
I'm from Scotland and I can confirm that half of us are like that. I don't mind the English but I know people who do.
How is sod of an insult? Sod is grass.