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by | 20th, August 2003

‘THE country is falling to pieces. Just look at what’s happening in Scotland where, ever since asylum seekers snagged all the mansions and castles, Scots have been looking for alternative places to live.

‘I’m sure I saw a 5p in here somewhere’

The Independent watches 14 Scots cram inside a single phone box.

But save your pity because the ‘family’ have also managed to get into the Guinness Book Of Records, surpassing the record of 12 set in Germany six years ago.

“It wasn’t comfortable,” says Jimmy Robertson, 52, who had squeezed himself into one corner. “I just pushed myself in and went for it.”

A spokesman for the group is delighted. “It’s fantastic,” he says. “The thing I’m really pleased about is that members of the public wanted to get involved.”

Like the passing Dutch lorry driver who realised that he could have got an extra 76 Chinese students into his vehicle.

Not to worry, there’s always next time…’

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