Jokesters Erect England-Scotland Border Station
Makers aim to add 'a bit of a joke' to independence debate
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 16, 2014 11:17 AM CDT
A screen shot from Telegraph video of the prank border station.   (Telegraph video)

(Newser) – The vote for Scottish independence isn't until Thursday, but travel between England and Scotland already requires a passport. That is, if you fall for a joke border control station that a photographer erected with some English and Scottish friends. An official-looking sign on a highway reads "Scottish Border Agency Passport Control," and Jon Parker Lee and friends have been wearing high-visibility jackets to look like guards, the Telegraph reports. "The debate needed a bit of a joke," Lee says.

In other independence-related humor, Englishman John Oliver offered an explanation of the situation on HBO this weekend, explaining that "Scotland and England have been involved in something of a 300-year arranged marriage, and look, I will be the first one to acknowledge, England has been a little bit of a dick since the honeymoon."
 

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