“”If England hadnt been a nation of conquerors invading other peoples countries, do you think you would have had the opportunity to fight the American revolution, or indeed, to converse with me in English from your successful country based on the English language, English law and founded by Englishmen?””
If England hadn’t been a nation of conquerors invading other people’s countries then people like calex59 would be living in a 3rd world country probably speaking Spanish by now.
And as for the Welsh, Edward I has been dead for 7 centuries-- get over it!
Now, since I have don't claim the quarrels of the Old Country(ies) as my own, I look at this through American eyes. I think that the English are on to something here. My first reaction to the devolution plans of the Blair Government was, "what about England?" After all, if you are going to try the federalism thing, why not do it right? If the new "Cool Britannia" is to be a federal system, then give England her due.