UK villagers declare independence

From: Alejandro Dubrovsky (
Date: Fri Jan 07 2000 - 21:19:21 MST


                Residents of a village in southern England
                have declared themselves an independent
                state free from taxation and government

                On January 1 the People's Republic of
                Ashurst Wood Nation State erected border
                control posts, stopping all those trying to
                enter the village in East Sussex without a

                A revolutionary committee has now taken
                control and has officially informed The
                Queen and Prime Minister Tony Blair of its
                intention to rule unencumbered by the law
                of England.

                Mr Blair is yet to respond to the

What's the standard government response to these type of events? Is the
army sent in or do they just use the police?

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