From The Head Heeb comes this analysis of the Pitcairn Island sexual abuse case (which I first read about in this Head Heeb entry).

What began as a seemingly ordinary sexual abuse case, is becoming much more. The defendents are claiming that the court (being British) has no right to try them and are laying the groundwork for Pitcairn independence.

The question is fascinating — could a microstate with a population of 50 make a go of it? HH’s analysis is quite extensive, and the conclusion (that Pitcairn can’t survive independently, mainly because it is dependent on England for maintaince of its infrastructure) compelling. I encourage you to read the analysis linked above.

Posted on November 20th, 2003 by Katxena

1 Comment a “Pity”

  1. Link says:

    They can make a go of it, but they wont succeed. IN america we have a bunch of crazies too (I used to be one of them) that think the government is out to get them. Its not about independance, its about being afraid.