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Mitt Romney Dismissed England As "Just A Small Island"

Mitt’s lack of enthusiasm for the U.K. predates his recent kerfuffle with David Cameron. Here’s a choice quote from Romney’s 2010 book, No Apologies.

“England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn’t make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy. And if it hadn’t been separated from the continent by water, it almost certainly would have been lost to Hitler’s ambitions. Yet only two lifetimes ago, Britain ruled the largest and wealthiest empire in the history of humankind. Britain controlled a quarter of the earth’s land and a quarter of the earth’s population.”

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Gavon Laessig is a deputy news director and front page editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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