Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Ascension Island

Following today's news about Ascension Island, just Google for "Ascension Island Councillor Lawson Henry". This disgraceful state of affairs is only made even worse by the lack of media attention.

Of course, it was The Finchley Boadicea, alleged Protectress of the British Overseas Territories, who took away Saint Helenians' British Citizenship (now restored) in the first place, making herself known to them as "Maggie Thatcher, The Passport Snatcher".

In this, she was as patriotic as she was over the Single European Act, the Anglo-Irish Agreement, the Exchange Rate Mechanism, the Falklands (at least until the Argentines took her at her word and actually moved in), Grenada, and so much else besides.

1 comment:

Patrick Carr said...

It appears to be one of your own- Durham University's Martin Pratt, who's brought this to light, so thanks for bringing it to ours. I know your links with St. Helena run much deeper, but it's a neat connection nontheless.