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    ParadiseMO March 12, 2006, 1:35 p.m. (Message 44645)

    When I lived in the UK, the newspapers would say: "The government  are"...  
    So, I think this is a British English vs American English  issue.
    Valley Park, Missouri
  • ... March 12, 2006, 7:22 p.m. (Message 44652, in reply to message 44645)

    Not quite, as this only applies to the UK government not that of the 
    "North East Fife District". This is probobably connected to the concept 
    of the governen as "Queen and Parliament" and the "Royal We (as in are 
    not amused)".

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