Tuesday, 18 September 2007
Voor Vorst, voor Vrijheid en voor Recht!
One of the slightly more interesting listings on e-bay over the last few days was that of the Kingdom of Belgium.
I'm not sure whether the advert was placed on a 'ten pence listing day'.
However, in an attempt to draw attention to the Country’s ongoing political crisis, teacher and former journalist Gerrit Six advertised :
'For Sale: Belgium, a Kingdom in three parts ... free premium: the king and his court (costs not included).'
In the advert Six noted that the country was coming second-hand and that potential buyers would have to take on over £153 billion in national debt.
Having originally been happy to allow the notice to be placed E-bay later withdrew the advert having received a bid of £6.9 million.
One can only speculate, but perhaps if President Sarkozy had come in with a higher bid earlier Wallonia would have been his after all.
Makes you wonder what the UK would go for.