Well, the Thanet Council website is back on its feet but so many people have written-in to say how much they enjoyed yesterday’s brief spell of independence from the rest of Britain, that a return to one-party state rule has come as a bit of a blow.
Already, this morning, a team of workers from the council landscape and gardening department have been seen filling-in the attempt by some of our readers to widen the Wantsum Channel past the St Nicholas roundabout and the border control post, kindly provided by one of our local farmers, has been quickly taken-down by Kent Police. A party of visiting government council tax inspectors, detained in a barn under guard overnight, have now been released.
Becoming an island again, like the Isle of Man or Guernsey, would have its advantages, attracting off-shore banks, motorcyclists and millionaires in search of a marina and a tax-free existence. The Turner Contemporary would flourish and Margate waterfront would become the new Cannes.
No, I think that becoming an island again maybe the answer to many of our problems. Does anyone remember the 1949 Ealing Studios film comedy, Passport to Pimlico?