Tiny village 'declares independence from United Kingdom due to political turmoil'

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A village with a population of 1,480 has ‘declared independence’ from the United Kingdom.

Loxwood reportedly says it wants to be free of UK interference due  to the current ‘political turmoil’.

The so-called Queen of Loxwood Katheryn Adelina I said the village would be returning to the laws of the 15th century, reports Surrey Live . 

In a video address, Queen Adelina said: “Good people of the realm. I am hereby declaring independence from the United Kingdom.

“The Kingdom of Loxwood will henceforth become its own independent state.

The town of Loxwood on the Surrey border

 

“Due to the political turmoil that is unfolding around us we can no longer occupy the space between the past and the present. We must progress. We must move forward.

“I have the full support of my people to reinstate full control back to the kingdom of Loxwood.”

As part of the declaration, the village has formed its own government, recruited an army, and has even launched its own currency – The Loxwood Groat.

It means the village has legitimate grounds to apply for independence from the United Kingdom.

The town is said to be using its own currency

 

The only remaining steps are for it to be recognised by existing states within the international community, and possibly to join the United Nations – although both avenues seem unlikely at this stage.

Signage was placed on the kingdom’s boundaries overnight to remind villagers that 15th century laws will now be enforced.

According to the 2011 Census, Loxwood has a population of 1,480.

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