The knack How to start your own country
Saturday 29 August 1998
Alternatively, like Paddy Roy Bates, you could find a loophole. His country, named Sealand, is an anti-aircraft tower in the Thames Estuary. The courts told officials who were trying to remove him that the matter had to be taken to the Foreign Office, which was uninterested in the whole affair." Interview by Fiona McClymont
Edwin S Strauss is author of `How to Start Your Own Country' ($12.95), published by Loompanics Unlimited, PO Box 1197, Port Townsend, WA 98368, US
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