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Floating UK

Tired of our crappy UK weather
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Right. Large balloons, flotation tanks on the coast, cut the UK off at bedrock. Move entire country somewhere with better weather.

Install very large oars at John o'Groats and Lands End to enable rapid oaring to avoid incoming ICBM's and some obscure way to exploit free-trade areas by passing through them sequentially.

Propel entire country south for the summer and somewhere up by Svalbard for white Christmases.

Needed, very stretchy Channel tunnel extension.

not_morrison_rm, Feb 27 2011

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       Is there room to manoeuvre past Ireland?
pocmloc, Feb 27 2011
  

       Sort of an old joke, though that's not to say it's not a good idea.   

       One thing to appreciate is that "south" will mean demolishing Le Havre. However, there are also some down-sides.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 27 2011
  

       //demolishing Le Havre// Wasn't that already tried in 1944?
mouseposture, Feb 27 2011
  

       I did have one second thought, it's that if we're not in the North Atlantic any longer, does that mean we have to give up NATO membership?
not_morrison_rm, Feb 27 2011
  

       One advantage would be that the UK could be rotated so that Scotland was at the Southern tip.
Ling, Feb 27 2011
  

       We suggest that a feasibility study is carried out, involving detaching wales, rowing it out beyond the continental shelf, and scuttling it.   

       None of the occupants will notice the increase in water depth, probably putting it down to a day that's sligtly more riany than usual, and no-one else will care.   

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8th of 7, Feb 27 2011
  

       //give up NATO membership?// No worries. The UK will be commissioned as a US aircraft carrier.
mouseposture, Feb 27 2011
  

       "will be" ?   

       Check your tenses. You should probably be employing, the Past Imperfect, for so very many reasons ...
8th of 7, Feb 27 2011
  

       Hold on, wait a minute. Why should we move? Bring the better weather to us.
Ian Tindale, Feb 27 2011
  

       That's right, lets not lose all hope. The original Industrial Revolution global warming plan will not be averted.
rcarty, Feb 28 2011
  

       Still trying to work out where to put the steering wheel and the number plates.   

       Also ability to sneak about at night. Good lord! How did your off-shore oilfield get into our territorial waters?
not_morrison_rm, Mar 01 2011
  

       Brexit carried to an unhealthy extreme...   

       The global climate change isn't going to work out quite like you wanted, with the ocean currents shutting down and all.
RayfordSteele, Jun 06 2018
  
      
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