"Formerly secret documents unearthed from the National Archives have showed Britain and France considered a "union" in the 1950s.
On 10 September 1956 French Prime Minister Guy Mollet arrived in London for talks with his British counterpart, Anthony Eden.
These were troubled times for Mollet's France. Egypt's President Gamel Abdel Nasser had nationalised the Suez Canal and, as if that was not enough, he was also busy funding separatists in French Algeria, fuelling a bloody mutiny that was costing the country's colonial masters dear.
Monsieur Mollet was ready to fight back and he was determined to get Britain's help to do it."
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1760 times:
It wasn't the first time either.
In 1940, serious thought was given to a political union between France and Britain in the wake of the German invasion and the impending French defeat.
"The two Governments declare that France and Great Britain shall no longer be two nations but one Franco-British Union… Every citizen of France will enjoy immediately citizenship of Great Britain, every British subject will become a citizen of France".
But the following day France sued for peace before the idea could be followed through any further.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.