October 12th, 2012

Rest in Peace – Prince Roy of Sealand
“I might die young or old, but I will never die of boredom”

Farewell then Prince Roy of Sealand, leader of the free micro-state based seven miles off of Suffolk coast. The pirate radio guru,  former British Army Major and libertarian poster-boy Paddy Roy Bates has died aged 91. Prince Roy seized Sealand in 1967, and declared it an independent nation in 1975. After various coups and run-ins with the British Navy, Sealand was finally recognised as a nation after the Germans sent a hostage negotiator to the 5,920sq ft former civil war fort after an attempted coup in 1978.

After broadcasting pirate radio across the south-east of England, the principality has latterly made its money out of hosting servers and selling titles to the likes of Neo-Guido, a Baron of the free-land. Prince Roy is succeeded, after a minor power struggle with Princess Joan, by Michael, the new regent and head of state. There could be a challenge though by one Johannes Seiger who is head of the shadow Sealandic Rebel Government, based in Germany, since his father was forced out after the failed coup of ’78.

A major film is in production about the nation’s history, until then Guido will leave you with the motto of this concrete paradise: “E Mare Libertas”


  1. 1
    8illy 8owden, the world's greatest umplre says:

    So, the So-vile angle is?…

  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    I had never heard of this person nor place until today, it is a reminder to us all that one person can make a difference ( standing up to the state etc).

    Just one thing tho, did they have diversity officers at Sealand?

  3. 3
    Tachybaptus says:

    Shame about the attempted coup though. The smaller the pickings, the hungrier the vultures.

  4. 4
    The savant says:

    Can anybody tell me if I can obtain a sealand passport and still keep my uk one ??

    Also once a national of sealand is there room and facilities to set up a bunk bed or similar as living accommodation. ??

    How much would it all cost. And who do I contact ??

    • 5
      Religion: The Original Sin says:

      For a savant…that’s allot of ignorance.

      • 14
        The savant says:

        No… It s. actually a set of logical pedagogical questions which you quite patently are not qualified to answer .

        So go sneeze without using a tissue as is your wont. And give everyone in breathing distance swine flu ….pillock

    • 8
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      You are Julian Assange, and I claim my five quid.

    • 13
      The BBC says:

      Don’t forget your TV licence.

      • 94
        Haribo Halfwit says:

        This is a poor moment for the BBC to seek to assert an alleged extra-territorial authority to enforce this barbaric relic.

  5. 7
    The Great British Wailers says:

    Where do we leave the flowers?

  6. 9
    Fur Trade Fare Trader of Fair Trade Gilets says:

    That’s one of mine.

  7. 10
    Tell you what! says:

    Build a concrete platform – takeover a disused oil rig! – ANYTHING!!!!! – and then put all the tossers on it – from ALL Partees – + the Talibs + the Muzzo troublemakers – and then blow all the fuckers UP!!!!

    RIP !


  8. 11
    Tell you what! says:

    Guido! – you gotta keep going man! – you owe it to him!

    RIP an Honourable Man!

  9. 12
    Inquiring Minds Want To Know says:

    “…5,920 sq ft former >civil war< fort…"
    For whom– the Cavaliers or the Roundheads?

    • 26
      Possibly says:

      One person facing up to another on a platform, could be construed as …

    • 33
      Expat Geordie says:

      I wondered about that. He could be refering to the Second Great European Civil War, 1939-45.

      I think that it was probably built by the Royal Engineers.

      Nice to see that when the UK government extended their territorial waters to 12 miles and included Sealand, Roy extended Sealand’s territorial waters by the same amount to include Felixstowe, Harwich and the southern part of Ipswich.

    • 140
      NE Frontiersman says:

      ‘Off of’? Civil War? Is the intern writing the copy?

  10. 15
    Who? says:

    Never heard of him.

  11. 16
    Religion: The Original Sin says:

    There’s a fifth celeb now. And we don’t yet know the name yet.

    • 17
      Strictly Come Pervin says:

      The fourth man has yet to be named? Sinister!

      • 21
        And on and on it goes says:

        Are you referring to somebody else who’s light on his feet?

        • 24
          And on and on it goes says:

          Or are they waiting for him to die?

          • Dick the Prick says:

            Funny how the BBC keep banging on about it being a long time ago and then report on Hillsbrough. Greg Dyke’s just been on Any Questions lying his barrow boy arse off – hmm…one wonders about his activities.

            If Murdoch has done this and Max Clifford is paid up, well, fantastic. The Daily Mail are loving it too. John Simpson reported it 40 odd years ago.

            The Macpherson report labelled the Met institutionally racist, what of the BBC?

          • Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

            If you want to see BBC lying jut ask Mark Thompson about whether he knew why the Newsnight Savile expose was pulled.

            Lies, lies , lies!!!

            The Bee has been covering up for that scumbag and with the help of establishment stooges like Patten are trying to stop any kind of investigation.

          • Georgeous George says:

            Hillsborough was 23 years ago. Jim’ll Fix It was broadcast at the time and continued being broadcast until (Fill in year here.) so that settkes that as a defence.

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      sleeping dogs lie says:

      For those hoping for a paws in this ongoing saga…….
      If you thought you had heard everything, – in “Modern Hound” tomorrow, Barney , the present Blue Peter dog reveals Petra, Patch, Shep and Goldie were all subjected to unwarranted attention from Jimmy Savile and friends. Their prolonged silence was because Beeb executives threatened to withold distemper shots.
      Unlike others hoping to benefit from part of the 30 million J.S. Charity Funds they expect their fair share of the proceeds to be distributed to their descendents via dog biscuits.

      • 70
        the furry fish says:

        did Jimmy have any pet animals?

        • 154
          Really? says:

          Savile hated animals, but loved molesting children. All with the help of the BBC, who put him on a show for years where he could come into contact with them.

  12. 19
    the furry fish says:

    there was a place like this in Scandinavia, can anybody remember where it is ? Or perhaps it was an imaginary realm, I’ll google when I can be bothered.

  13. 20
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Is Sealand a One Nation state?

  14. 22
    Living in 98 percent white (and 99.9% kuffar) Merseyside says:

    WTF is this post all about. Never heard of the guy or any of the incidents. This wouldn’t be just a windup would it?

  15. 28
    Ed the fed says:

    Civil war fort? Off of? I knew you lot were thick, but come on. Was this written by an intern?

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    • 63
      Your Friendly Neighbourhood "Knowing Neo/Guido, As We Do," Service says:

      Friday afternoon– the next two days are on auto-pilot– it’s called “Let me knock off this last dopey little story and head off to the weekend retreat (after a slight detour to the nearest public house, of course…).”

      • 152
        awla bawd says:

        Done it again. Must be my name, so I’ll change it. If that gets binned, I am off permanently.

    • 74
      Tachybaptus says:

      When the Europenises have finished fucking us, a war between Britain and Germany will be a civil war.

      • 138
        Oh bugger, I deleted all my cookies AGAIN. says:

        Our civil war will be between the white indigenous people and the Muslim invaders who call them selves “British” just to get state benefits.

  16. 31
    Anonymous says:

    Pirate radio those were the days. Radio Caroline and another off the Yorkshire coast (I forget it’s name). Beat Radio Luxembourg hands down.

  17. 39
    Aunty Matter says:

    Entwhistle sounded like a right slimy c u n t. Two BBC investigations that as we know will go nowhere and will simply say “nothing to see here, now move along”

    Balen report anyone?

    • 47
      screw the lot of them says:

      Agree, he’s a shifty piece of work. Where are his skeletons buried?

      • 50
        Aunty Matter says:

        Up his arse probably.

      • 86
        Blowing Whistles says:

        There are skeletons of his [Entwistle] ‘out there’ – and many at the beeb need to search their consciences (assuming the obvious of course). The whole stinking tier upon tier of ‘Authority’ and who failed in their public duty [A public Broadcaster] are implicated.

        Newsnight could start by looking back at some communications [other dark arts areas] from about 2002 to 2003/2004 – George E of course will probably develope temporary amnesia – but hey there could be records out there!

  18. 40
    Aunty Matter says:

    We need all these fucking beeboids to give evidence on oath, I wouldn’t trust the word of a single one of them.

    Do we know which ex BBC or Guardian scumbag is leading these ‘independent’ investigations yet?

  19. 41
  20. 42
    Aunty Matter says:

    Had ITV not picked up this story it would have been hidden away for years, just what the BBC wanted.

    Fucking c u ntz the lot of them.

  21. 45
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Still no word from Watson, Bryant, Grant and Coogan over the Savile allegations.
    No money in it for them, so no interest.

  22. 46
    Screaming Lord Such says:

    Welcome to utopia brother Roy. We can now join forces and go down in history as Bonkers & Loony the guys that had the right idea, but were sadly stopped by the cretins.

  23. 53
    I don't need no doctor says:

    If the Police Federation want Mitchell to resign, then why are they not calling for the BBC’s George Entwhistle to resign.
    It looks as though the Police Federation are playing politics. Now why would that be?

    • 57
      ToonBob... says:

      ‘cos they are? :)

    • 153
      awla bawd says:

      Why is a branch of the ENGLISH police federation being led by a foreigner from north of Carlisle? Can’t the Scotch gits find anything else to do except stir up union touble?

  24. 56
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    Why the fuck are the BBC still calling that nonce ‘Sir’?

    Theroux has been distinctly quiet about the whole thing, yet the bumbling oaf spent over a whole week with the scumbag.

    Come on Louis, spill the beans.

  25. 58
    Raving Loon says:

    This is perhaps the purest expression of English eccentricism, and all the better for it.

  26. 59
    Gordon Brown says:

    I have declared Button Moon as an independent state, where I will shortly take up residence as Lord Of The Universe and Cowdenbeath.

  27. 61
    Sidney Coldfield says:

    we invited andrew mitchell round for a cuppa today – but he refused saying he doesn’t deal with plebs

  28. 66
    Gordon Brown says:

    I hope I’m celebrated when I’m gone.

  29. 71
    the furry fish says:

    meanwhile our favourite girl made a video

  30. 76
    The Libor party says:

    I’d rather be a bigot than a pleb.
    Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would…..

  31. 82
    End the BBC licence fee says:


    End the licence fee by signing here.

  32. 87
    Strictly Come Pervin' says:


    Another Perv at the BBC gets honoured! All part of the culta! The dark side of celebrity culture!

    • 91
      When I was a boy the poor were skinny says:

      Stop dancing round and name names. This site is im PERV ious.

      • 106
        DJ Teeny Pop says:

        Teenage kicks all through the night.

        A baseball bat to the head of the head of BBC. Peedo apologists!

    • 146
      NE Frontiersman says:

      ‘Speaking at the time, Mr Thompson said it was “a fitting tribute to a man (Peel) who personified so much of what the BBC stands for”.
      Fair cop: if you say so…

  33. 90
    When I was a boy the poor were skinny says:

    They are going to need powerful fans when this shit hits.

    The BBC announces TWO independent inquiries surrounding sex abuse claims against Sir Jimmy Savile, as police say they now have 340 potential lines of inquiry.

  34. 92
    Blowing Whistles says:

    They say Satire is dead umm – I know it’s not.

    Ch4 news ran two stories tonight atop – the first was of the BBC Savile expose. Then there was the The Police Federation frontman from West Mercia – calling for Mitchel’s head saying that his position was untenable.

    However … Mitchel [in all seriousness] may well be entitled – and considering the Over The Top [OTT] reaction by the pigs [federation of!!!] – to the ‘pleb’ statement tell them all to “Hillsborough off” ….

    i.e. Excuse me Federation boys but I refer you to your very own colleagues – at Hillsborough. Now FO and sort out the dirt in your own back yard pigs.

    • 102
      Expat Geordie says:

      I think that the only person publicly defending Mitchell is Peter Hitchins of the Mail on Sunday. His argument is that Mitchell might or might not be a shit, but the police are abusing their power in this situation.Basically the police regard everyone else as plebs and don’t like it when the boot is on the other foot.

      Letting someone pass through a gate on his bike three times in one day and then refusing a fourth time does seem a bit off. No wonder Mitchell got a bit hacked off.

    • 104
      Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

      Old Bill are calling for his resignation because he called one of them a pleb!!!!!!!!!!
      And the leftie media keep stiring it up (it is a high flying tory after all). Yet when the Deputy Prime Minister of the hypocrite party actually punched a ‘pleb’ on camera there was no demand from the lefties for his removal.

      Does that mean every single cozzer that has ever called someone a bad name has to retire?

      What this shows is how this particular plod can’t stand to be answered back to – and there are plenty like him – if that had been anybody else they would have at the very least been given a streem of verbal abuse by this ‘offended’ muppet, and made to know that if they answerd back they would be then ‘prossesed’.

      I hope cast Iron dave keeps him on, if only to show these Hillsburogh lying, newspaper murdering scumbags, that they don’t always get the last say.

    • 116
      Engineer says:

      Double Standards indeed.

      About four years ago, a government minister was found guilty of employing an illegal immigrant, having not carried out proper checks on said immigrant in accordance with a law placed on the statute book by the said minister. The said minister was given a slap on wrist, but not required to resign.

      Mitchell was rude to a copper, subsequently apologised, and his apology was accepted by said copper.

      Which was the more serious wrongdoing?

  35. 100
    Aunty Matter says:

    Poncy twat from the Guardian on Sky News defending the BBC. Um looks like the Guardian have already found the BBC innocent, so no need for an inquiry then.

  36. 101
    Aunty Matter says:

    Finally the media are waking up to what I’ve been saying for days now, the BBC had a duty of care to the children on their premises. The BBC could get its arse sued off.

    But I believe there may be a criminal act here as well, that of conspiracy. Did senior BBC management actually cover up Savile’s kiddie fiddling? It’s clear several senior people at the BBC knew of Savile’s taste in young girls, so if they as a group covered it up, isn’t that a crime?

    • 105
      Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

      They all knew, speak to anyone from the Bbbc off record, and they’ll all tell you the same.

      • 118
        Engineer says:

        The BBC has been a hotbed of sexual shenanigans and misbehaviour for at least three decades. Doesn’t stop them condemning others for it, though.

    • 107
      nellnewman says:

      LOL conspiracy? what about pimping? or trying to cover up evidence? or even assisting in a crime as in procurement?

      the corrupt biased beeb is guilty of all of that and much more so why is government still supporting it??!

    • 109
      When I was a boy the poor were skinny says:

      it’ll be your arse they’re suing if you pay the telly tax.

      • 112
        nellnewman says:

        I think finally the biased beeb is outed/ found out.

        From now on everyone will regard them as jimmysavile’s pimp!

        • 123
          Expat Geordie says:

          If that is the case then paying the licence is effectively the same as paying a prostitute. The BBC is effectively living off immoral earnings.

    • 110
      Lessons will be learned says:

      As previously.

  37. 113
    nellnewman says:

    RIP biasedbeeb / jimmysavile’s pimp.

    Time for government to sell you off and save us the £150 pa license fee for funding sexual predators!

  38. 114
    Lessons will be learned says:

    But meanwhile do we HAVE to see multiple Photos evey bloody 10 minutes.

    Can’t the MSM just give us a shadow.

  39. 115
    Lessons will be learned says:

    Fiona Bruce acting the News again.

  40. 121
    Aunty Matter says:

    Yes Newsnight wheeling out ANOTHER fucking Guardian hack to defend them?

    Why doesn’t the BBC have a SINGLE anti BBC voice on for ‘balance’

    K U N T Z

  41. 125
    Aunty Matter says:

    Newsnight have three guests on to discuss the BBC and Savile and ALL three are supportive of the BBC.

    All say the BBC are in the clear and nothing to worry about.

    So no need for an investigation then?

    The BBC still don’t get it do they?

  42. 127
    the infatuated furry fish says:

    • 129
      the mod bod says:

      Are you pissed?

    • 135
      the mod bot says:

      This song was used to great effect in the end credits of David Lynchs’ Inland Empire, where Nina Simone gave a memorable personal appearance. It used to be available on youtube, but it looks like it’s been removed.

  43. 131
    The wizz says:

    The major problem being is that most people do not agree with the stealth tax, namely the Licence Tax. The Biased Broadcasting Corporation are now worried that this might be the end of the gravy train. Lets face it they will lose an awful lot. Maybe this will concentrate the minds of parliment. However, expect screams of anguish from the left.

    • 136
      Aunty Matter says:

      It’s started already, the only hacks the BBC are allowing airtime are Guardian or ex Guardian ones.

  44. 132
    Kiss With A Fist says:

  45. 139
    Oh bugger, I deleted all my cookies AGAIN. says:

    HIGNFY covered it tonight – even Hislop said “nobody KNEW”. (Depends what you mean by “knew” I guess.)
    BTW, Balding looked tasty tonight; lost a bit round her chops; pity she’s a dyke.

    • 145
      Georgeous George says:

      Depends on what you mean by “nobody”. For example Janet Street-Porter and Esther Rantzen have said that they knew in the 70s but as they were nobodies they did not mention anything. Then in the 80s they still knew but they were still nobodies. In the 90s they also knew but as they were still nobodies there was nothing they could do. In the zeroes they still knew but as they were still nobodies there was nothing they could do about it.

      Perhaps if the founder of Childline had known something she could have done something but alas rumours of Savile’s misdeeds never reached her concerned ears.

      • 169
        Airey Belvoir says:

        La Rantzen is being disingenous about having no influence. She does not mention that she was married to Des Wilcox, then head of BBC programmes!

    • 148
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      albacore says:

      Ah, it was one of those Eyes Wide Shut deals
      Nobody noticed this guy copping feels
      No ace newshound caught a whiff of scandal
      Anyway, it was too hot to handle
      If that’s the measure of the BBC
      Why’s Dave too frit to axe the licence fee?

      • 150
        Georgeous George says:

        BBC news chase scandals hither and thither some which even do not exist yet fail to find one on their own doorstep.

        Will they investigate why they failed themselves?

    • 162
      Tear down the BBC says:

      HIGNFY was in full, scripted damage limitation mode. First up, claim no-one knew anything except for a few rumours. Completely ignore all the BBC people who have come forward saying they witnessed illegal acts. Then go onto say it’s the nasty newspapers having a go at state institutions, thus continuing the week-long BBC line of mentioning all the other state institutions involved.

      Then Merton pipes up (as he only seems to work for the BBC I wonder if he is PAYE) claiming JS has friends in high places, namely the Blessed Margaret. I really hope someone on Mrs Thatcher’s staff can find some way of suing the little prick Merton for every penny he has.

      In short, we the BBC knew nothing (except for everything we did know), everyone else was as bad as us, it’s all the fault of the nasty newspapers and, of course, Thatcher.

      Definitely no hint of a vast socialist bureaucracy procuring for and protecting one of its chosen favourites.

      • 171
        Georgeous George says:

        This would be the same BBC where Richard Bacon would never ever work in again for using cocaine (until a suitable spot opened for him.) because using cocaine is not compatible with working for the BBC.

  46. 164
    Anonymous says:

    “off of” really??

  47. 166
    Islington Village Voice says:

    This is a chance to have the BBC reformed root and branch. It might also be a definitive litmus test of the nature of Cameron’s true ethos, i.e., whether or not he institutes an independent, judge-led enquiry à la Leveson..

  48. 167
    Watt Tyler says:

    Extremely sad news. The story of Sealland is truly inspirational.

  49. 168
    Watt Tyler says:

    Extremely sad news. The story of Sealand is truly inspirational.

  50. 173
    When I was a boy the poor were skinny says:

    Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report that was quietly released… and here is the chart to prove it Mail

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

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