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Re: [TdC] Silliness from the Financial Times

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  • Ian Turner
    Dear Bob, Thanks for posting that - what a strange article! Ian
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2004
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      Dear Bob,

      Thanks for posting that - what a strange article!

      Ian

      In message <3FF4B4BC.6020009@...> Bob Conrich <bob@...> writes:
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      > Observer - UK<BR>
      > Published: January 1 2004 18:35<BR>
      > Comment and Analysis<BR>
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      > Far far away<BR>
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      > What a great way to file away yesterday's political troublemakers! Britain's remotest overseas territory needs a new governor.<BR>
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      > Tristan da Cunha is a small volcanic outcrop in the middle of the south Atlantic, about 1,800 miles or approximately seven <BR>
      > days' sailing from South Africa. There is no air access and only one scheduled visit by boat per year, when the RMS St Helena <BR>
      > calls for two days in January.<BR>
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      > As head of the government and president of the Island Council, the representative of Her Britannic Majesty manages Tristan's <BR>
      > budget. The main source of income and political squabbling for the 270 islanders (who have only seven surnames among them) is <BR>
      > fishing, where there is growing resistance to EU regulations and problems with illegal catching.<BR>
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      > Might Observer nominate Robin Cook, a veteran in disputes over Scottish fishing rights, to guide the islanders through these <BR>
      > difficult times?<BR>
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