England's "Scottish" Prime Minister to sell White Cliffs of Dover to France
For centuries, the White Cliffs of Dover, one of the great symbols of England, have been a great symbol of English pride.
But now, thanks to Britain's Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, the White Cliffs of Dover are to be sold to England's ancient enemy and great rival - France.
Brown is planning to sell the Port of Dover, which is Europe's busiest ferry port, to the French to help reduce Government debt.
The White Cliffs of Dover, on England's south east point overlooking the Channel, are 350ft tall at their highest point. The cliffs are composed mainly of soft, white limestone.
The cliffs have always had a symbolic value for England, and then Britain, because they face Continental Europe, where invasions from nations such as Spain, France and Germany have historically threatened.
Dover is just 21 miles from the French town of Calais, which was once a part of English territory.
Brown may be Scottish, but he's certainly not careful with money. In 1999, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, he sold off 60% (or 400 tons) of Britain's gold reserves for $275 an ounce when the price was at an 20 years low. It eventually cost the British (mainly English) taxpayer £2 billion when the price trebled in subsequent years.
My Opinion: Hang the BASTARD !
We have moved
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