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Tuesday, 30 March 2004

Colonialism with a modern twist - object-driven takes on new meaning

It seems Canada and the Turks and Caicos may be thinking of cozying up in some kind of constitutional arrangement which could see the Caribbean island group become a Province of Canada, going from being a colony of the United Kingdom to becoming an integral part of a former Dominion of the UK. I am sure this will be convenient for us, too - the remaining colonies (aka 'Overseas Territories' in present-day parlance) really continue to have this status because they choose it. It seems both sides think they could benefit - the southern province attaining Canadian welfare levels and the 'metropolitan' territory gaining access to Caribbean beaches for its sun-starved residents, without the tiresome need to go to another country. Neat, eh? (Courtesy BoiFromTroy)

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