British people

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Noun1.British people - the people of Great BritainBritish people - the people of Great Britain    
nation, country, land - the people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him"
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A prospect of witnessing a prodigious achievement in foot-racing, and (more important still) a prospect of winning and losing large sums of money, was suddenly withdrawn from the eyes of the British people. The "South" could produce no second opponent worthy of the North out of its own associated resources.
It is the duty of the British people to meet together immediately, and by their votes elect representatives and deliver into their hands the government."
He claims to have a mandate from the British people to leave the EU.
Despite being annihilated by the Brexit party in the recent European election the Westminster Elite, amongst them no doubt the two mediocraties who represent Huddersfield and Colne Valley, are planning to do all they can to try and halt and overturn the result of the 2016 Referendum and the democratic will of the British people. In that once-in-a-generation election, fuelled by the biggest turnout of the electorate in decades, the British people gave notice to the then government they wanted to leave the EU by 52% to 48%,a clear majority.
SIR, - Those determined on leaving the European Union constantly tell us "the British people have spoken" etc.
'Brexit was a fundamental decision by the British people that they wanted their laws made by people that they elected and that they can remove from office.
EU legislation is structured to delay and even reverse decisions such as the British people made in June 2016.
French President Emmanuel Macron speaking to reporters in Brussels BRUSSELS, April 10 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron said the choice made by the British people to leave the European Union must be respected and stressed that a decision has to be made now on Brexit.
didn't vote for the Government to gamble on our future, the British people didn't vote for the national nightmare that's been created.
IRISH actor Chris O'Dowd has predicted British people will be looking for Irish passports after Brexit.
The Prime Minister will use a speech to factory workers in Stoke-on-Trent on the eve of the critical Commons vote on her exit plan to ask MPs to consider the "consequences" of their actions on the faith of British people in democracy.
The Foreign Office said it was supporting the families of two British people killed in the floods.

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