Sovereignty

Sealand FortressThe Principality of Sealand is a small state just off the coast of England that proclaimed its sovereignty in 1967.

mySociety is a charity that builds websites that they intend to have a civic benefit. Most of their projects are based on an attempt to get UK citizens to engage in local and national politics. For instance, they provide easy access to transcripts of UK parliamentary sessions and a simple method for contacting one’s local Member of Parliament. They have also created a website for the government. This site, E-petitions, allows one to start an official petition to the Prime Minister. Petitions created using this site are equal to traditional “paper and ink” petitions, which means that if they have more than 200 signatories upon their completion they will be passed to the relevant government department for an official response.

A petition has been started to compel the UK government to officially recognise Sealand as a sovereign state. It is unlikely to succeed but it might be interesting to read the government’s official response. If you are a UK citizen, you can sign it.

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Published in: on April 27, 2007 at 12:00 am  Leave a Comment  

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