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Forget Greenland, why doesn't Donald Trump buy Great Britain?

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Forget Greenland, why doesn't Donald Trump buy Great Britain?

Donald Trump loves a deal. Hotels, casinos, golf courses, even small countries if the price is right.

The President’s latest grand scheme is to buy Greenland from Denmark. It makes sense. 

Greenland is geographically part of the North American continent, situated strategically between the Atlantic and the Arctic.

There’s already a significant U.S. military presence, part of a global network of early warning systems.

Greenland also has a wealth of unexploited natural resources, including rare metals, oil and gas.

So Trump thinks it’s only logical to buy the whole island, lock, stock and smoked whale meat. Essentially, the President confirmed on Sunday, it would just be a ‘large real estate deal’.

Under the American flag, the 56,000 residents would continue to enjoy just as much autonomy as they do under Danish jurisdiction.

But despite the fact that they could also look forward to a much higher standard of living, they are adamant that Trump’s offer is one they can afford to refuse.

The President doesn’t seem unduly bothered, but he’s always on the lookout for the next big deal. May I, then, suggest that he sets his sights much, much higher and makes a bid for Britain instead?

Why not? With the pound plummeting towards parity with the dollar, Britain has never been better value.

Last time anyone looked, the net worth of the United Kingdom was estimated at £10.2 trillion. Given falling property prices and uncertainty over Brexit, that can probably be revised downwards.

Call it £10 trillion for cash. Trump would bite our hand off. It would be the biggest bargain of all time and wipe out the deficit at a stroke. What’s Greenland got that we haven’t? 

 

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The only reservation I have is who would pocket the £10tn? We wouldn't see any of it, in fact we'd probably lose our land rights and have to buy it back again. Meanwhile the 0.1% will make off like bandits.

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America is a great country in terms of scenery and natural beauty, but their culture and people are shite. I'd rather be owned by the EU I think  :CryBaby: I always find Americans to be bloody weird   except perhaps Texans. 

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2 minutes ago, spunko said:

America is a great country in terms of scenery and natural beauty, but their culture and people are shite. I'd rather be owned by the EU I think  :CryBaby: I always find Americans to be bloody weird   except perhaps Texans. 

When you have that much space you can be weird or rather, be yourself

 

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21 minutes ago, spunko said:

America is a great country in terms of scenery and natural beauty, but their culture and people are shite. I'd rather be owned by the EU I think  :CryBaby: I always find Americans to be bloody weird   except perhaps Texans. 

I’d REALLY like to have the first and second amendment rights of the US constitution. The EU doesn’t offer comparable protections.

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6 hours ago, snaga said:

The only reservation I have is who would pocket the £10tn? We wouldn't see any of it, in fact we'd probably lose our land rights and have to buy it back again. Meanwhile the 0.1% will make off like bandits.

The Queen owns it.

She'd blow all the money on Woodbines and cheap gin.

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Fuck that.

He should buy France, thatll learn them.

I dont get the shock horror!!! with his suggestion.

Trumpys obviously been sat in a security meeting and the vulnerability/strategic importance of Greenland has been raised.

Countrys buy n trade land.

Alaska for instance.

Has anyone asked the Greenlanders what they thing? The eskimos are not too happy with their heavy handed Danish colonists.

Id guess the US could make a much better offer.

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Roger_Mellie said:

Being a US state would be great for the UK.

I wonder who has more freedom to set their laws: a US state or an EU member?

It would be worth it for the wake up that the public and benefit sector would get.

 

7 hours ago, spunko said:

America is a great country in terms of scenery and natural beauty, but their culture and people are shite. I'd rather be owned by the EU I think  :CryBaby: I always find Americans to be bloody weird   except perhaps Texans. 

There isnt 'a' America.

Its loads of loosely joined regions.

Dont like Texas? Move to Maine.

 

 

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Learned recently that the Manx government bought an extra 9 miles of territorial waters of its coast extending it to 12 miles, thus getting rights to the sea's use and exploitation. A few quid for the Crown.

In other news... Trump cancels state visit to Denmark after PM's curt dismissal of proposal. ITV breakfast commentator sniggers at this "ridiculous idea" - sniggers all round. < Switches off >

 

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As I understand it they only want to buy it to exploit the rich mineral wealth which is now becoming accessible as the icecaps recede.

Plus a good way to antagonise the Russians a bit by putting a bigger base there and pointing some nukes at them.

What would they do with the UK? Re-open some old coal mines and frack up the north west?

 

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2 minutes ago, Libspero said:

As I understand it they only want to buy it to exploit the rich mineral wealth which is now becoming accessible as the icecaps recede.

Plus a good way to antagonise the Russians a bit by putting a bigger base there and pointing some nukes at them.

What would they do with the UK? Re-open some old coal mines and frack up the north west?

 

Maybe “The Donald” read the DOSBODS Island thread, and thought he would take the idea, but do it bigly!

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1 hour ago, spunko said:

To be fair, it is a ludicrous idea. Most territories are bought in times of desperation i.e. after a war. Denmark has no reason to sell it.

Nah

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase

And the US n Denamrk have recent form

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_the_Danish_West_Indies

 

 

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