The mighty English Channel's status could be reduced to that of a mere creek if Brussels has its way.
Officials want to rename it 'the Anglo-French Pond' as part of a plan to bolster the notion of an EU superstate.
More than £1million, much of it coming from the British taxpayer, is being spent drawing up a new map to be distributed to schools and bureaucrats.
It defies centuries of history by wiping out current national borders to foster 'cultural identification' between regions and encourage greater integration.
Under the plans, Southern England, from Cornwall to Kent, is joined with northern France and becomes known as the TransManche zone.
I would have thought it was an April fool gag. This is ridiculous, but knowing our present government they would let it happen and promote snake Mandelson to run it.
I am so mightily sick of these Europeans trying to wipe out our country and our history.We are Britain and we are British and it is and always will be the English channel. It is not and never has been known as the Anglo French pond, how ridiculous stupid and pathetic it is to suggest it.
Are we “pooling” or Sharing” Sovereignty? Does it matter? The United Nations’ Law of the Sea Article 119 states “The United Kingdom recalls that, as a member of the European Community, it has transferred competence to the Community in respect of certain matters governed by the Convention”. Transferred, not pooled. Article (91) Every State shall fix the conditions for the grant of its nationality to ships, for the registration of ships in its territory, and for the right to fly its flag. Ships have the nationality of the state whose flag they are entitled to fly. There must exist a genuine link between the State and the ship. (UK State or EU State?) Art 116. All states have the right for their nationals to engage in fishing on the high seas subject to: (a) their Treaty obligations. (Did we sign the first treaty and why if we did?) Will the EU eventually become our State? It appears to get nearer every day.