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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

What if we called it Team England?

I'm British. I live in Great Britain. I'm told I should support Team GB in the Olympics, but I can't. The reason is that it isn't really Team GB. Northern Ireland isn't in Great Britain, but it is in the UK. Given that those who administer the UK effort know this, they are also aware that to call it Team GB is to insult the 1.7 million or so people who live there. If you're Scottish or Welsh, would you support Team England?

Of course, there will be a lot of people who simply laugh this off. It's not important. So here's the deal. Have your say. Let's see how many people from NI say it isn't an issue. I'll watch the Olympics, but I won't take any pleasure in Team GB wins.