British Overreaction to European Regional Maps

The Daily Mail and British Conservatives have their knickers in a twist over maps from Interreg III, an EU initiative designed to foster “cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation.” The Interreg maps — available here as PDF files — overlap one another and indicate regional, trans-border affinities, but that doesn’t stop the Mail and the Tories from fulminating against European attempts to wipe out national borders (lumping Kent with France and east England with Scandinavia) and create a European property tax. Via MapHist.