The shrinking of Great Britain

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a small country that is about to get even smaller.

I know that this simple statement of fact will nevertheless infuriate many English people - and I do mean English people, not Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2019, with the headline 'The shrinking of Great Britain'. Print Edition | Subscribe