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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/cnbc-presenter-quizzes-ida-ireland-bossdoesnt-realise-ireland-isnt-part-of-the-uk-and-no-longer-uses-the-pound-9837844.html

Here is a transcript of the interview:

CNBC's Kernen: You have pounds anyway don’t you still?

Shanahan: We have euros.

CNBC's Kernen: You have euros in Ireland?

Shanahan: Yes. We have euros, which is eh...

CNBC's Kernen: Why do you have euros in Ireland?

Shanahan: A strong recovery....

CNBC's Kernen: Why do use euros in Ireland?

CNBC's Kernen: Why wouldn’t we have euros in Ireland?

CNBC: I’d use the pound.

CNBC's Kernen: We use euro.

CNBC: What about Scotland? I was using Scottish eh...

CNBC's Kernen: Scottish pounds.

CNBC: Scottish pounds.

CNBC's Kernen: They use Sterling.

CNBC: They use sterling?

Shanahan: They use sterling. But we use euro.

CNBC's Kernen: WHAT? Why would you do that?

Shanahan: Why wouldn’t we do that.

CNBC's Kernen: Why didn’t Scotland? No wander they wanted to break away.

Shanahan: They are part of the UK we are not.

CNBC's Kernen: Aren’t you right next to er?

Shanahan: We are very close but entirely separate.

CNBC's Kernen: It is sort of the same, same island isn’t it?

Shanhan: And in the North of Ireland they have sterling.

CNBC's Kernen: They do?

Shanhan: And in the North of Ireland they use sterling.

CNBC's Kernen: It is just too confusing...

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England is a large chunk of Great Britain, those bits of it that aren't Welsh or Scottish. Great Britain is the largest island in the archipelago (Ireland is the second largest, however it's split up politcally), and is a non-political geographic name. The UK is a independent nation that is mostly located on Great Britain.

Working out which parts of the UK are what is one thing. Not realising that a completely independent country is indeed a completely independent country is another.

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He said "using the euro?, you should never have done that", fair point really. He is confused about the political divide in NI (or he is deliberately making a pro republican point) when he says that NI should have broken away from the pound. IMO.

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It's from about 7 minutes.

Astounding. You would not expect a UK econmoist to start being surprised that Mexico and the US use different currencies.

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As far as I can see there is nothing to stop Eire joining the Commonwealth... Just the fact that the imperialist Brits are already in it..

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Would the Falklands sit in the yellow circle?

I wish I'd had this diagram a few years ago when I doing some publishing stuff for a sports organisation. The dullard I was working for couldn't get it into his head that calling a UK team "English" might annoy the Welsh and Scottish members.

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Would the Falklands sit in the yellow circle?

No, they're British overseas territories, which are a slightly different thing. They'd be in a separate circle outside of the others but within the set "The Crown".

I think the difference is that CDs are distinct self-governing entities that are owned by The Crown, wheras the BOTs are British possessions with some level of autonomy.

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No, they're British overseas territories, which are a slightly different thing. They'd be in a separate circle outside of the others but within the set "The Crown".

I think the difference is that CDs are distinct self-governing entities that are owned by The Crown, wheras the BOTs are British possessions with some level of autonomy.

:blink: Tah. No wonder us Bri'sh have such a mucked up sense of nationality.

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I never realised that Mary Peters' victory for 'Britain' at the Munich Olympics was so controversial. You just didn't get to hear any of these sorts of things at that time.

But we all knew she was Ted Heath in drag.

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