Wednesday, 11 January 2012

National debt crisis solved!

Scottish readers of this blog may want to look away now! (If I have any!)
Listening on the news today about Scotland wanting independence and the prime minister refusing to grant it I have come up with an idea!

We can sell independence to them for a large sum of money!
Not only would it please the Scots, (and rid us of them! Only kidding!) it would solve the financial crisis in England and Wales.
The only other option is to sell them to a major foreign power (China perhaps..? They have a great track record of assimilating countries Tibet springs to mind)
We would have to redesign the Union Jack... Maybe Wales' flag could finally be incorporated into it somehow...
  And of course they couldn't use the Pound as currency any more. If they didn't use the Euro they would have to make their own... The noch less maybe?
 More suggestions are welcome!!!

4 comments:

  1. There are indeed Scottish readers of your blog! I live in Inverness - not far from Loch Ness. I had decided not to suggest any Lenten break time refreshments for your home-school, but do not hesitate now in prescribing dry bread and water. A good job I have a sense of humour!

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  2. I think that the new form of currency for the Scots might be deep fried Mars bars Charlie! A bit messy to carry around with you but then, what are sporrans for?

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  3. Dear Peter, is the bread and water instead of the marshmallows or the whipped cream?! Of course I could never put Scotland up for sale now I know that you live there! (Can we have our hot chocolate back now please?!)
    Richard, That was exactly what me and Mom were thinking of! Great minds think alike!

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  4. Hi Charlie,
    This worked for a small village in Greece

    Perhaps it might work on a larger scale.

    It is a slow day in a little Greek Village .
    The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted.
    Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.
    On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a ¤100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.
    The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the ¤100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.
    The butcher takes the ¤100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer.
    The pig farmer takes the ¤100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.
    The guy at the Farmers' Co-op takes the ¤100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the hotel.
    The hotel proprietor then places the ¤100 note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything.
    At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the ¤100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.
    No one produced anything.
    No one earned anything.
    However, the whole village is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

    Hope this helps,
    Grumps.

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