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Old 07 April 2003, 07:59   #1
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Rockall expedition

I found this on the web:

http://www.therockalltimes.co.uk/roc...y-assault.html

They're looking for people to take them to Rockall and back for a charity event. It's a long way to go - probably not SIB territory

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Old 08 April 2003, 16:17   #2
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Rockall.

I hate to start another war but here I go. That web page says that Rockall is English.... bad news guys Ireland also lays claim to it. There must be oil out there
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Old 08 April 2003, 18:41   #3
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It isnt called Rockall anymore as it was renamed Wave world back in the eighties by Greenpeace they were the last tennants on the rock,and lived in a survival pod strapped to the summitt.This pod I have seen at the Maritime museum in Greenwich, good spot for photos though gavin
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There is.
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Outrageous. I must bookmark that page for referral during boring moments at work.
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I see they are going to try this again this year Rockall

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I hate to start another war but here I go. That web page says that Rockall is English.... bad news guys Ireland also lays claim to it. There must be oil out there
I thought it was British not English - and being closer to Scotland than England..........

It actually officially became part of the UK in 1955 and John rigeway - the atlantic rower/sas bloke lived on it to prove it was British!!!

http://www.geocities.com/rlapthorn/rockall.htm
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re territorial claims to Rockall

not sure if this is technically allowed here - but here goes...

There's a rumour that Ireland and the UK setteld their own territorial disputes regarding Rockall in the 80's following years of a standoff. The settlement was reached using unconventional means during a not very well publicised meeting between the then leaders of both countries, John Majors and ALbert Reynolds. Here's how it reputedly went...

Mr Majors claimed that Rockall was undeniably British - and of course Mr Reynolds climed that it was Irish territory. These claims went back and forth several times (as they had for years...", when Mr Reynolds suggested that they use an old 'folk remedy' to sort this out once and for all. Mr Majors agreed tentatively... "So, Mr Majors - here's how it works " said Mr Reynolds "we stand facing each other, and take turns to kick each other in the b**ls ... the last man standing wins the dispute...." Mr Majors though for a while, then reluctantly agreed to go ahead with this. Mr Reynolds then announced that he himself should deliver the first 'blow' - since he had suggested the means to overcome the current stalemate. So Mr Majors stood erectly - like a man - and took the full force of the first blow... well - as you can imagine it hurt - he turned all shades of blue and green, and doubled up in agony for several minutes... but he didnt go down...

After about 15 minutes of pure agony Mr Majors decided he was ready to go on... "So -" he said "now it's my turn.." to which Mr Reynolds thoughtfully replied... "mmm - actually - on reflection - Britain can keep Rockall...."

mm - but I dont think it's true...
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mm - but I dont think it's true...
Probably because John Major didn't have any balls.. Maggie Thatcher maybe....
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LOOK , its quite simple ...ROCKALL Belongs to US,THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF IRELAND Plan and simple ... Just because your muppet parlament , 'votes' it part of Britian ,Doesnt mean it is!!!! While your at it , would you ever F**KOFF out of the north of our country too

I am prepared to fist fight, to the death , with anyone for it !!!!!


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