Republic of North Britain
Good idea from Mark Thomas’ manifesto, the Capital moves every 5 years, making all politicians live in the most deprived area of the nation, and so incentivised to improve things for the people. So long as we’re building a new nation, lets not fall into the old traps!Posted 4 years ago
So basically, we’ve got the Northern territories (Great Britain), the Southern (Little Britain) and Brum as the Neutral Zone. I like it.
Hey, we could wall it off and use it as a prison state?
I’m shocked that someone wanted to exclude Lancashire. Holland’s Pies, man. (And Clayton Park, who are superior but less well known).Posted 4 years ago
Simply the best 2 slices of bread you can put a Hollands pie between
Technically correct, but by the same argument we need to keep Manchester for GH Sheldon’s Lancashire Oven Bottom Muffins. As any Wiganner will tell you, pies are best served in a bottom muffin baked in a Lancashire oven.Posted 4 years agobajsyckelMember
Well if we’re posting maps, I’d say all you southtrons are getting a little prematurely excited. Red= Northern Britain, yellow = South. (I also do logos and branding, thanks to MS paint). I feel a bit sorry for Wales, the SW and the midlands, but you can’t be too careful and this way keeps some acceptable neighbours as a buffer. As for the anthem? I’d take something from ‘Songs from Northern Britain’…
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWFurzi5gpQ[/video]Posted 4 years agowreckerMember
Can we just get a big saw and cut off the SW peninsula while we’re at it so that we can finally be free from the lot of you..
Happy with that! Gives us pasties, cider, loads of beaches, dartmoor, exmoor, mendips, FOD. So good riding, drink, food and the tankys, most of the navy and marines to defend it!Posted 4 years agobajsyckelMember
Bit harsh making the Isle of Mann Irish
Yeah, my colouring in skills are about that level. The IOM can do their own thing, much as they seem to already (apologies to Shetlanders and Channel Islanders too).
bajsyckel, you’ve missed the main thrust of the argument, Humber to Mersey gets you Leeds and Manchester (think taxes, nice populations densities), and a major sporting event in 2014…
Nah, I’ve been giving this a lot of thought. This way Teeside becomes the new frontier. Think of it as smoggy Tijuana – a quick skip over the border for exotic petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and chicken parmo. And putting the border here means Lancashire and Yorkshire don’t look so desperate in their claims of northernness – we’re doing you a favour. And Humber to Mersey “gets you”, as you say, Leeds (and Harrogate, a bit of Cheshire, Hull, Blackpool (and loses you most of the Peak, Sheffield)). No thanks.Posted 4 years ago
I think we need a bit of blue-sky thinking here. Or grey sky thinking, as it’ll be taking place in Manchester
We can reject the traditional flag, with its outdated imperialist conortations. Let us throw off the shackles of convention, and adopt an item rich in symbolism, that perfectly espouses the very essence of just what it means to be northern….
Posted 4 years agoepicycloSubscriber
We’re all having good fun here, but I wonder if the prospect of the North wanting to join in with an independent Scotland is the reason that the UK govt is running scared.
The propaganda they are pumping out about the consequences of independence are farcically untrue, and very similar to war time propaganda, eg trying to demonise Salmond etc.
How about a federation? So each component can be as independent as possible – eg the Federated Republic of Greater Britain. The capital to be Faslane as it is well defended. 🙂
We could all have our own flags then.Posted 4 years agooliverd1981Member
As a Northerner I’m all for this, however we could just wait until London disppears up it’s own aft with a loud pop and takes the monarchy with it.
As an anthem I’m proposing the Coronation Street theme played on bagpipes.
Please can we repatriate Lauren Laverne as culture secretary?
The Sage in Gateshaead would make a good parliament – nice and central – good rail links. MP’s can get as many second houses as they want, probably for free.
A long sequence of food related civil wars
– we will be fine as long as every town has at least one type of baked good named after it.
Also the Northumbeland flag could be adapted into a QR link to a page that just say’s “fark you London” we could all get behind that.Posted 4 years ago
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