I'm not ignoring them in the slightest. The response was to the 'willy waving' about Britain being a third rate power and my response being that any country would have to go some way to control 25% of the globe (or is it 30%?) or more. Your post isn't relevant ie I'm not denyng it and isn't relevant to my point ie controlling 25% of the land surface of the globe. How we did it is a different debate already going on with the 'I hate Churchill thread' Britain is nowhere near what it was, in fact a fraction of it. It's down, but not out imo. Then again, how many global trade empires could sustain two world wars? Ask Ray what really went on at Arrse. I'd like to see the truth come out about this and why he's gone from an Anglophile to a 'Brit Hater'