Monday, October 22, 2007

Brazil, Norway claim Antarctica; Ireland-Bay of Biscay

As we said last week:
Britain to claim a million square km of Antarctica: Here We Go Again

When I saw this yesterday I thought there was some material for "The Onion" in here somewhere. No need. The real headlines are pretty good.
Now come reports Ireland, Norway, France, Australia. Spain and Brazil have claims too. From the Daily Mail's This is London:
(Does anyone else see Mickey Mouse?)

Antarctica graphic

The Foreign Office has already submitted a joint claim with France, Spain and the Irish Republic for part of the Bay of Biscay.

And there are talks with Iceland, Ireland and Denmark on a joint claim in the Hattan-Rockall area off Scotland, and a further claim to extend around the Falklands, South Georgia and Ascension Island....MORE