[Talk-GB] GB does not include Northern Ireland

Adam Snape adam.c.snape at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 15:59:49 UTC 2018

On Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 22:26 Martin Wynne, <martin at templot.com> wrote:

> > Even in these days of Brexit, I don't think there's any movement for
> > Northern Ireland to leave GB.  You've been misinformed!
> Hi Toby,
> Northern Ireland is part of the UK but it's not part of GB.
> GB is England, Scotland and Wales.
> The official title of this country is "The United Kingdom of Great
> Britain and Northern Ireland".
> regards,
> Martin.
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Referring to Great Britain that's entirely correct. However as a country
code, GB is often used to refer to the whole UK, egs. Car plates, Team GB,
and, of course this very list Talk-GB which very definitely does include NI.

Fwiw, I don't think it's unreasonable to request that the discussion of NI
specific issues is done separately from the discussion of a non-NI
changeset. Nor does the fact that someone took umbrage at that request
necessarily mean that the request itself was insensitive.


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