Prime Minister David Cameron has launched his latest volley in the fight for dominance in advance of the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum.
The PM has revealed that a little known village in Hertfordshire (currently known as Lesser Frogley) has a prior legal claim on the name that the northern part of the UK has hitherto taken for its own.
Nigel Libblestane, the PM’s spokesman for Boundary Changes has disclosed the discovery of an ancient legal document, dating from before the 1603 Union of the Crowns that “seems to indicate” that the Parish Council of Lesser Frogley once voted to change the name of their chocolate box village to “Scotland”. Although the name change was never ratified, it seems that, nonetheless, the name is still legally available to the descendants of the members of the parish council that voted for it, at the time.
Libblestane’s statement continues to explain that “As part of a research project totally unrelated to the forthcoming referendum, three relevant descendants have been identified and all have confirmed in an interview that “It may be quite a good idea to call our village Scotland, after all". Although two further descendants of the original council are required to validate the motion – Mr Libblestane seemed to think that there is “some chance” of the necessary people appearing. Our interview with Mr Libblestane was unfortunately interrupted at this point, by an urgent "call-back from Australia".
In an unrelated development the village of Lesser Frogley has recently been confirmed as the first “Fracking Free” zone in England, in an unexpected statement from No 10.
At PM’s Questions the Mr Cameron stated that he “only wants the best for the people of Scotland” and hopes that “they are able to find a name they will be happy with, in the event of a vote to leave the UK”.
The coalition cabinet were quick to throw their weight behind the new revelation: George Osborne (Chancellor) was quoted as saying that “democracy starts in Westminster and ends with the people of Scotland” and that he is “pleased to be able to assist our friends in the north in reaching a sound decision, by providing them with a clear and honest version of the facts, untainted by self-interest”.
A press release from the office of Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond stated that it is in the best interests of the UK as a whole to continue to call Scotland “Scotland” and that the announcement from No 10 is “palpable nonsense”.
Referendum: Cameron declares that the name “Scotland” will not be Available
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