Bill de Blasio the Mayor of New York has announced that New York is to cede from the United States and replace Scotland in the United Kingdom.

In a brief statement he said “if that crazy Scottish lady wants to quit then we will take it”.

However it is not clear if this is official New York State policy as Mr de Blasio seemed to be very drunk and smelled of marijuana. A full statement is expected later….

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Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.