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A Matter Of Principality

by | 6th, October 2004

‘NOT only does Michael Howard have something of the night about him, he also has something of Wales about him (although it’s rather hard to distinguish in his strangulated accent).

Max Boyce is missing presumed drowned

But that is more than can be said for the new Eurostat Yearbook, which features on its cover a map of the 25 countries of the European Union.

At least, most of the 25 countries – because Wales appears to be missing.

Instead, the map of the western coast of Great Britain shows a fairly straight line between Chester and the Severn Estuary, with only sea to the west of Offa’s Dyke.

At a stroke of the pen, 8,000 square miles of land, 2.9 million people and a lot of nervous sheep have been wiped out.

And Tim Allen, of Eurostat, is at a loss to explain how.

“Quite frankly,” he tells the Times, “I don’t know how you go about finding a map of Europe without Wales on it.”

It was, he added, a design fault and the culprit was being sought in the corridors of the European Commission.

Prime suspect is said to have red hair, to work as a quiz show hostess and answer to the name of Ann…’

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