Due to immense public pressure, the Government have been forced to scrap plans to sell off the Port of Dover.
The planned sale to Nord-pas-de-Calais regional council, which also owns Calais, was hoped to net over £350million for the Treasury.
The Government are now rumoured to be looking at the possible sale of other strategic assets in order to help reduce the record level of national debt, currently thought to be in excess of £830 billion.
Government advisers are said to favour the sale of Wales although admit that there might be problems attracting potential purchasers.
'We've had a bit of trouble filling the prospectus', said a Treasury spokesman earlier today. 'Once you get past the valleys, the sheep, the rain and Llandudno we were getting a bit stuck as to what was Wale's unique selling point.'
As a result, the Government have taken the unconventional step of offering Wales for sale on e-Bay.
'The Welsh have been wanting independence for years', said Chief Secretary for the Treasury, Danny Alexander. 'So let them put their money where their their mouths are'.He continued 'With the number of economically inactive workers and the long-term sick in Wales at an all-time high, we're just looking to limit our exposure.'
So, it would seem that there's a potential bargain to be had. Wales is being offered for sale with no reserve. With 21 days left to run, the current bid stands at £31.75.