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Bradley Wiggins...British?


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Initial post: 21 Jul 2012 10:48:25 BDT
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Posted on 21 Jul 2012 12:59:13 BDT
Luddite Joe says:
You forgot to mention that his mother returned to England with him when he was aged 2 where he was raised and educated. He subsequently represented Great Britain at 3 Olympic games and was appointed the OBE in 2005. I'd say he's more British than Belgian.

Posted on 21 Jul 2012 13:13:04 BDT
gille liath says:
Oo ees thees 'Weegeens'?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 13:38:01 BDT
I forgot ....nothing....

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 13:38:54 BDT
A bloke who rides bikes.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 14:02:44 BDT
gille liath says:
It's inconceivable that a man named Wiggins could be anything other than British, whatever his point of origin.

Or is he Manx? Our local news claims him for there, presumably resident for tax purposes.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 14:32:45 BDT
The Fount visited the Isle of Man in 1979....it rained all week...the Fount had a Turkish bath...followed by a headache.

Posted on 21 Jul 2012 14:56:12 BDT
Luddite Joe says:
You may be thinking of Mark Cavendish, gille, he's Manx born and bred - in fact he's possibly British enough to satisfy even Simon I suspect.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 15:36:52 BDT
Dear LUDDOES...no one "is" British...that is a silly high order abstraction only believed in by those with no sense of their own self, devoid of silliness like Union Jacks, flag waving, morris dancing, cricket and warm beer.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 19:46:27 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jul 2012 19:46:54 BDT
gille liath says:
Oh, very likely. But Manx isn't technically British, is it?

Mind you, they're all Scouse settlers anyway...

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 19:47:32 BDT
gille liath says:
Sorry to hear that. Mrs Fount went unsatisfied, then?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 19:58:38 BDT
Spin says:
Simon: So? Do you define a person by his nationality or his claim to a nationality? Or are you simply peeved that people "use" a claim to nationality to achieve something?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 20:01:33 BDT
Spin....I define a person as human being...I am peeved that people think nationality has any meaning, apart from being a high order abstraction, that has caused the death of millions...

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 20:03:24 BDT
gille liath says:
It couldn't have caused the death of millions, if it had been all that abstract.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 20:06:12 BDT
Mrs Fount?.....who is Mrs Fount...the Fount walks the solitary path to.....

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 20:06:18 BDT
Spin says:
Simon: but it annoys you that a person with parents of different origins and a different birthplace from his/her parents should choose a specific nationality to attempt to win a prize? Should he represent Belgium, where he born but never lived in?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 20:07:43 BDT
It is the nature of high order abstractions that the human race engages in the madness of war...countries are abstractions that delete the worth of others...I am English...you are German so....war!!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 20:08:07 BDT
Spin says:
Simon: let me finish that sentence for you.."The solitary path to a sore wrist.." =) (sorry, you asked for that. =)

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 20:08:24 BDT
gille liath says:
What a shame. So 'walking the path' isn't the only thing that's solitary?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 20:08:28 BDT
Spinny...the Fount does create annoyance as his machine is under the guidance of his "I"....

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 20:09:26 BDT
gille liath says:
Jinx!

Posted on 21 Jul 2012 20:10:42 BDT
Spin says:
W***ers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your energy and sense of guilt!"

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 20:11:41 BDT
Spinny...the Fount does indeed have sore wrists...however that is due to using the Bruce Lee forearm machine...

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 20:12:25 BDT
gille liath says:
It's not quite as simple as that. It's precisely because these bonds are important to people that they're willing to die - and, unfortunately, kill - for them.

Family, locality, nation - it's those networks of belonging that make us human. They may be abstract but that doesn't mean they're not real.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 20:12:41 BDT
No, you are correct, solitary confinement in Lewes Prison is also solitary.
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