14 Mar 2006

Sark Abandons Feudalism

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Bullied by the European Union into conformity with contemporary political shibboleths, the tiny (formerly) self-governing island of Sark voted grudgingly to replace its 450 year old system of rule by landowners, originally negotiated with Queen Elizabeth, into a conventional modern democracy. USATODAYTelegraph.


Hat tip to Matthew MacLean.


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