Currently the United Kingdom is facing an awful lot of
wringing and teeth gnashing about leaving the EU. The
fussing would have anyone believe the
be physically excised and floated 300 miles further out
Atlantic. What actually has to happen, is
everyone knows where they are with existing paperwork,
get very difficult indeed when the appropriate forms
currently exist. Panic quickly propagates through any
administrative workplace when form uncertainty is
This is usually resolved when someone named Geoff, says
minute, can't we just class this as a 4B and run it that
huge sigh of relief follows as the problem is now
through a familiar series of forms and sub forms. I
found such a solution for the Brexit conundrum.
Currently the Channel Islands are not a member of the
"Channel Islanders are British citizens and hence
citizens. As a result, they can travel freely within the
all European citizens can travel to the islands without
restrictions. However, the islands do not participate in
freedom of movement of labour, and as a result their
not entitled to work or reside within the EU unless they
directly connected (through birth, or descent from a
grandparent) with the United Kingdom. After five years
continuous residence in the United Kingdom, islanders
to participate in the freedom of movement of labour or
throughout the EU."
That seems like the sort of deal that many would
for post EU Britain.
Britain is designated as:
"Great Britain, also known as Britain, is a large
island in the north Atlantic Ocean off the northwest
Another way of looking at Britain would be as the largest
island, Jersey, Guernsey, Sark and Britain are all nicely
the channel between EU members France and the
So we simply do a bit of re-zoning and naming, Britain
"Greater Jersey", Jersey can be renamed "Little
could possibly take the title "West Sark" and follow its
in banning cars, since cars confuse the Welsh.
We then tell the EU that they'll need to amend their
to include a couple of new places. This could probably be
care of in a couple of days by a single temp***. Simply
forms, print off a load and replace the old ones in the
cabinet. All the "UK" forms can be shredded. Done.
*this will fit with English naming conventions for villages,
Jerseyans will be happy, because the "little" designation
means its a little posher and more exclusive than the
version, although they acknowledge that they will have
over to get the Volvo MOT'd
**This additional Jersey will have a wonderful side
Currently, New Jersey is the 3rd best Jersey, after 1.
A Jersey Cow. The creation of "Great Jersey" will
Jersey" to 4th position, worse, the prefix "New" will be
and inaccurate, and "Jersey" would have confusing
So they'd have to rename to "Crappy Jersey" or the more
"East-coast retail and parking zone #1".
***Temp will need to be proficient in the "Find and
feature of MS Word, alternatively, a large government IT
could probably write a macro for GBP 247 million in