Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Belgium 4 Sale.

Someone Tries to Sell Belgium on eBay
By PAUL AMES (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press
September 18, 2007 11:57 AM EDT

BRUSSELS, Belgium—Hidden among the porcelain fox hounds and Burberry tablecloths on sale at eBay.be this week was an unusual item: “For Sale: Belgium, a Kingdom in three parts ... free premium: the king and his court (costs not included).”

The odd ad was posted by one disgruntled Belgian in protest at his country’s political crisis which reached a 100-day landmark Tuesday with no end in sight to the squabbling between Flemish and Walloon politicians.

“I wanted to attract attention,” said Gerrit Six, the teacher and former journalist who posted the ad. “You almost have to throw rock through a window to get attention for Belgium.”