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Old Mar 8th 2021, 7:46 am
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54 countries across the world collaborating together in education, sport, music, trade and vaccines! something to support in present day.

A celebration of Commonwealth Day -----good programme on BBC1

BBC One - A Celebration for Commonwealth Day - Clips

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The greatest empire the world has ever known.

(well, ok, 5th largest, Borderlining on 6th, and nearly half of fourth, but it's still the bestest thing that ever was).
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The greatest empire the world has ever known.

(well, ok, 5th largest, Borderlining on 6th, and nearly half of fourth, but it's still the bestest thing that ever was).
This is a discussion about today----That peace and world wide collaboration of countries can come out of past 'troubles'! Certainly we need more of it it don't we with poverty, global warming, the pandemic?
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Oh, ok. You do realise that the things you mentioned, "sport, music, trade and vaccines!" have precious little to do with the Commonwealth?
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Oh, ok. You do realise that the things you mentioned, "sport, music, trade and vaccines!" have precious little to do with the Commonwealth?
Collaboration-----joint efforts of the 54--- in all of them! What is your point?
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It's ceremonial. Like, say, St. Valentine's day. What it represents is little of anything tangible. It's not "sport, music, trade and vaccines!" or even the nationalism it implies.
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It's ceremonial. Like, say, St. Valentine's day. What it represents is little of anything tangible. It's not "sport, music, trade and vaccines!" or even the nationalism it implies.

Just one of the 'tangible'---'things' ----recruiting now for jobs----next year Games, Birmingham-- useful for a 1,000 people to earn something!

Jobs | Birmingham 2022
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It's ceremonial. Like, say, St. Valentine's day. What it represents is little of anything tangible. It's not "sport, music, trade and vaccines!" or even the nationalism it implies.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission?
Commonwealth Games?
They are both tangible and very substantial and admirable projects.
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Great to see this.
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The "Commonwealth" is neither a trade bloc, nor a political union. It is simply an association of former empire colonies. It's ceremonial. Yeah, there's the "Commonwealth Games", which ranks somewhere in the 50's amongst Commonwealth nations alone. Elsewhere, it's irrelevant.

War graves commission? Well, that's ceremonial as well.

And vaccine nationalism isn't getting great reviews either.

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The "Commonwealth" is neither a trade bloc, nor a political union. It is simply an association of former empire colonies. It's ceremonial. Yeah, there's the "Commonwealth Games", which ranks somewhere in the 50's amongst Commonwealth nations alone. Elsewhere, it's irrelevant.

War graves commission? Well, that's ceremonial as well.

And vaccine nationalism isn't getting great reviews either.
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What a 'misery' you are! Just one day of ceremonial!

It is not necessary to be a trade ''bloc' to trade, or political 'union' to have a beneficial worldwide association.
(Unlike the EU any country can leave and it is possible to expel those not keeping to the ethos of the association (and also for them to rejoin!)
The Games are admired internationally. You ignore the thousand jobs this year for UK, Birmingham.
You forget the education ---scholarships--Association of Universities (world oldest).
Vaccination ---"isn't getting good reviews" ?---one Commonwealth country donating/ suppling other countries, 50 so far.
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Commonwealth War Graves Commission?
Commonwealth Games?
They are both tangible and very substantial aI agreend admirable projects.
I agree
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Thank God the Commonwealth is not a trade bloc or a political union. And not all members are former empire nations. In fact today the commonwealth is open to all nations It is also home to those who died fighting for freedom in two world wars.
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The "Commonwealth" is neither a trade bloc, nor a political union. It is simply an association of former empire colonies. It's ceremonial. Yeah, there's the "Commonwealth Games", which ranks somewhere in the 50's amongst Commonwealth nations alone. Elsewhere, it's irrelevant.

War graves commission? Well, that's ceremonial as well.

And vaccine nationalism isn't getting great reviews either.
You really are a one-trick pony who talks a lot of complete and utter bollocks.

Of course the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is not “ceremonial.”

Your above quoted post isn’t even written in intelligible English. “Ranks somewhere in the 50s” means what?
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Has this become about India yet?
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