Wednesday, 23 April 2008

The Telegraph: On St George's Day, EU wipes England off map

(Ed: I keep reading these things which ought to be April Fools but aren't. Maybe the Church of England could become the Church of the Manche region, though, with all the opportunities for evangelism that presents.)

England has been wiped off a map of Europe drawn up by Brussels bureaucrats as part of a scheme that the Tories claim threatens to undermine the country's national identity.

The new European plan splits England into three zones that are joined with areas in other countries.

The "Manche" region covers part of southern England and northern France while the Atlantic region includes western parts of England, Portugal, Spain and Wales.

The North Sea region includes eastern England, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and parts of Germany.

A copy of the map, which makes no reference to England or Britain, has even renamed the English Channel the "Channel Sea". Read more

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