Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Prints Of Wales

If At First You Don't Secede, Try, Try Again

An English village is holding a referendum on defecting to Wales - for benefits such as free prescriptions and free hospital car parking. Residents of Audlem, Cheshire, nine miles from the Welsh border, have organised an online poll asking villagers whether it is time to break away from England.

FOOTNOTE: Borderline case.

14 comments:

San said...

Free prescriptions. Hey, I'm on my way. I spell my surname in the Welsh manner.

Mima said...

Not that far from me! It won't just be a case of whether they want to be part of Wales, but also a case of whether Wales wants them!!

Hammer said...

There are always hidden costs to government handouts.

SandyCarlson said...

Meds and parking are pretty important. Poor ol' Britain sure has gone to pieces over the past few centuries!

Akelamalu said...

If only it were that easy - we'd all be defecting!

Lana Gramlich said...

Cheers to Wales! I don't know why, but I've always been fascinated with it. I would secede, myself, but I don't think it'd work from across the pond. <:( Heddwch!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hmmm, I can't imagine Wales wanting them for those reasons. Maybe they should be a little more flattering, eg. "We want to be part of Wales because it's such a stunning country with warm, beautiful and intelligent people and nice cakes." That should do it.

Maggie May said...

Yes, I know about this!

No, Wales won't want them! Why should they?
I think all Britain should be the same. One rule for all.

Carolyn said...

Hurray for the Welsh. Did I mention I'm 1/16 Welsh too?

There's an award over at my place for you...

Sandi McBride said...

OhOh, can we join Wales do you think? Maybe I'll start the petition at the grassroots level and we shall see...
Sandi
oh my GOd, I'm looking at the word verification and I'm telling you I'll be here for awhile!
Ok, back again...still trying to post lol

BritGal' Sarah said...

From what I keep hearing, I don't blame them at all! I'd be allowed in as I am 1/4 Welsh already :-)

quilldancer said...

But as Jonah would tell you, life isn't all it's cracked up to be in Whales.

Shrinky said...

residents living close to the Scottish border are also petitioning to leave England to be classified Scottish for the same reasons, since Scotland also offer the same benefits. However, prescriptions in England are still heavily substisised by the National Health Service, and hospital care and visits to the family doctor still remains free.

Jennifer H said...

Love your title. Ha!

I would like to defect to Wales, especially if I could take on the same voice of Catherine Zeta Jones.