Leader of 'independent micronation' Austenasia in Carshalton donates land to Renasia

Sutton Guardian: Born leader: Emperor Jonathan I inherited the title from his father Born leader: Emperor Jonathan I inherited the title from his father

The leader of Austenasia has given a plot of land to the people of Renasia, in a deal that has strengthened ties between the two nations.

Emperor Jonathan I handed over the patch of grass on Saturday, June 28.

The 19-year-old ruler held a special ceremony at the spot in Poulter Park, Carshalton, to declare his nation would be releasing the land.

He then spoke to the Renasian leader on Skype to confirm the deal was complete.

Austenasia, a landlocked micronation in Carshalton, was founded in 2008.

The tiny self-proclaimed country has its own rules and traditions, and claims to be independent from the UK.

The nation has its own home office, foreign office, and ministry of defence, and is currently led by a female prime minister.

There are question marks over the legitimacy of the country’s land deal with fellow micronation Renasia, because Poulter Park is actually owned by the UK.

Emperor Jonathan I said: "It is OK because we do these things in a subtle way.

"We look for unused, uninhabited land that nobody will miss.

"The area we have given to Renasia is not that big, and the British public can still use it should they wish to.

"I have no problem with that whatsoever."

Sutton Guardian:

Grounds for celebration: Emperor Jonathan's gift to Renasia

Austenasia has 11 bases up and down the UK, with four in London, two in Scotland, one in Cornwall, two in Cambridgeshire, and another in Gloucestershire.

The nation, which has a total population of 41, is also represented by communities in the USA, Canada, and Brazil.

They recently introduced a nationwide ban on using products containing palm oil because it is unethically sourced.

Emperor Jonathan I also brought in a complete smoking ban, but the legislation has now been relaxed to allow people to smoke outside.

Renasia is represented in Hertfordshire, Derby and Edinburgh, and also has bases in Canada, the USA, and Azerbaijan.

The two nations have enjoyed great diplomatic relation over the years, which have been further cemented by June’s land deal.

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4:26pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Mr Flange of Wallington says...

Nutter?
Nutter? Mr Flange of Wallington
  • Score: -45

5:02pm Wed 9 Jul 14

dalljw says...

Jesus is this a newspaper or a child's magazine?
Jesus is this a newspaper or a child's magazine? dalljw
  • Score: -34

6:10pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Austenasia says...

Ouch! Usual couple of negative comments, I see. It's unfair in my opinion to criticise the Sutton Guardian for running this article; we have hundreds of local people who are interested in Austenasia, and who'd be happy to see news about it in the local paper, although I must admit I'm surprised they put this as a headline! As for me being a "nutter", well... if having some educational fun by helping to build up a community is nutty, I suppose I am ;)
Ouch! Usual couple of negative comments, I see. It's unfair in my opinion to criticise the Sutton Guardian for running this article; we have hundreds of local people who are interested in Austenasia, and who'd be happy to see news about it in the local paper, although I must admit I'm surprised they put this as a headline! As for me being a "nutter", well... if having some educational fun by helping to build up a community is nutty, I suppose I am ;) Austenasia
  • Score: 39

11:06pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Cagneyrat says...

What is there not to love? Even if you think this is very eccentric, eccentricity is part of British culture! And micronationalism has the potential to bring great benefits to local communities.
What is there not to love? Even if you think this is very eccentric, eccentricity is part of British culture! And micronationalism has the potential to bring great benefits to local communities. Cagneyrat
  • Score: 24

11:55am Thu 10 Jul 14

LeslieCB says...

Mental health issues need more funding
Mental health issues need more funding LeslieCB
  • Score: -22

5:20pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Grass patch must be needed to create a Funny Farm.
Grass patch must be needed to create a Funny Farm. Michael Pantlin
  • Score: -17

5:22pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Mr Flange of Wallington says...

Austenasia wrote:
Ouch! Usual couple of negative comments, I see. It's unfair in my opinion to criticise the Sutton Guardian for running this article; we have hundreds of local people who are interested in Austenasia, and who'd be happy to see news about it in the local paper, although I must admit I'm surprised they put this as a headline! As for me being a "nutter", well... if having some educational fun by helping to build up a community is nutty, I suppose I am ;)
Did I say you were a nutter? I think I questioned whether or not you were, nothing more.

Clearly, you need to get an education if you don't understand what a question mark means.
[quote][p][bold]Austenasia[/bold] wrote: Ouch! Usual couple of negative comments, I see. It's unfair in my opinion to criticise the Sutton Guardian for running this article; we have hundreds of local people who are interested in Austenasia, and who'd be happy to see news about it in the local paper, although I must admit I'm surprised they put this as a headline! As for me being a "nutter", well... if having some educational fun by helping to build up a community is nutty, I suppose I am ;)[/p][/quote]Did I say you were a nutter? I think I questioned whether or not you were, nothing more. Clearly, you need to get an education if you don't understand what a question mark means. Mr Flange of Wallington
  • Score: -17

6:08pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Austenasia says...

Mr Flange of Wallington wrote:
Austenasia wrote:
Ouch! Usual couple of negative comments, I see. It's unfair in my opinion to criticise the Sutton Guardian for running this article; we have hundreds of local people who are interested in Austenasia, and who'd be happy to see news about it in the local paper, although I must admit I'm surprised they put this as a headline! As for me being a "nutter", well... if having some educational fun by helping to build up a community is nutty, I suppose I am ;)
Did I say you were a nutter? I think I questioned whether or not you were, nothing more.

Clearly, you need to get an education if you don't understand what a question mark means.
I believe it's pretty clear - both to myself and the roughly 40 people who've voted it down - what the implication of your initial comment was. I'm happy to engage in a meaningful discussion with you should you have any actual questions about Austenasia, but rude posts and snide comments really aren't going to get you very far.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Flange of Wallington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Austenasia[/bold] wrote: Ouch! Usual couple of negative comments, I see. It's unfair in my opinion to criticise the Sutton Guardian for running this article; we have hundreds of local people who are interested in Austenasia, and who'd be happy to see news about it in the local paper, although I must admit I'm surprised they put this as a headline! As for me being a "nutter", well... if having some educational fun by helping to build up a community is nutty, I suppose I am ;)[/p][/quote]Did I say you were a nutter? I think I questioned whether or not you were, nothing more. Clearly, you need to get an education if you don't understand what a question mark means.[/p][/quote]I believe it's pretty clear - both to myself and the roughly 40 people who've voted it down - what the implication of your initial comment was. I'm happy to engage in a meaningful discussion with you should you have any actual questions about Austenasia, but rude posts and snide comments really aren't going to get you very far. Austenasia
  • Score: 14

2:09am Fri 11 Jul 14

Renasian Citizen says...

As a citizen of Renasia, a couple of remarks:
Firstly: Michael, the land isn't being used a a mental hospital, we plan to use it as a state of the art center for the rehabilitation of the chronically mirthless. The urgent need for such a facility is demonstrated most adeptly in the comments above.
Secondly, I'd like to thank the Sutton Guardian for running this article, as one of few local newspapers willing to support its local micronation. It's heartening to see.
As a citizen of Renasia, a couple of remarks: Firstly: Michael, the land isn't being used a a mental hospital, we plan to use it as a state of the art center for the rehabilitation of the chronically mirthless. The urgent need for such a facility is demonstrated most adeptly in the comments above. Secondly, I'd like to thank the Sutton Guardian for running this article, as one of few local newspapers willing to support its local micronation. It's heartening to see. Renasian Citizen
  • Score: 7
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