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Forvik - my kind of place

Tiny Shetland island declares independence - Yahoo! News

The owner of a tiny island in off Scotland declared its independence from the United Kingdom on Saturday, saying he wanted the territory, population one, to be a crown dependency like the Channel Islands.

"Forvik owes no allegiance to any United Kingdom government, central or local, and is not bound by any of its statutes. There will be no income tax, VAT (value added tax), council tax, corporation tax, or any of the other taxes instituted by the British government. I also invite anyone from any country in the world, who supports these aims, namely to become free of liars, thieves and tyrants in government, to become a citizen of Forvik,"

Where do I sign up?

UPDATE - here


Marvellous! However, did I not hear somewhere that Mr Hill has applied to the local council for planning permission to build a house? That's the sort of independence that will be tolerated. If the ruler of Forvik is going to observe niceities like planning law, he's hardly going to blow a raspberry at the taxman, is he? Still, we need more stout yeomen like him.

No, based on reports, the Forvik planning authorities were consulted, not the Shetland Islands Council.

Constitutionally, he is on solid ground. This is part of a wider call for Shetland Islands independence.

Shetland Islands Council Convenor Sandy Cluness, who in the past has been active in seeking greater local autonomy, is stated as not having dismissed Mr Hill's actions "out of hand", but was waiting "to see how this goes".

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