To clarify: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Europe Re the E.U. - British opinion is divided as to whether it is a good thing to be in the E.U. or not. We were originally "sold" the idea as being a Common Market with limited number of countries in membership (I was young at the time and got taken in by that and went round calling myself European and wanting to be part of a super-country called "Europe". I've since realised rather more about what it has really entailed for us). It does look rather like the E.U. is trying to regard itself as a super Nation State these days. It is certainly the case that it has a lot bigger membership than it used to have and is concerning itself with a lot more than trade. Many British people are now accordingly against E.U. membership and wish to withdraw. The majority of us now wish to withdraw and there is a lot of pressure on our current Government to agree to a referendum as to whether we will withdraw or no. Errr...yep..it would have been better if Britain had been listed separately in the poll originally, but mistakes can be made and those who believe we are part of Europe and/or want us to be in the E.U. have probably ticked that they come from Europe. Others of us who take Europe as being continental Europe and/or are looking forward to when we are no longer part of the EU will have searched in vain for an option to tick and wont have ticked one. Personally, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we will indeed be withdrawing and the sooner the better. ********************* On a different tack, usual lack of memories prevailing, but I have strong inkling I've been Greek, Arabic, Turkish and from Scandinavia (Denmark I think) before now.