And now, just for cynical national political gains, May and her accomplices are transforming what was a democaratic but narrowly-won referendum into a general election that would destroy the bi-partisan politics of the UK and basically establish a one-party institrution... and again making the EU has an excuse to do so.
Did anyone say that politics stank ?
Oh look folks, someone who conveniently forgets the 13 years of Blair & Brown bulldozing tons of unwanted rubbish legislation through is moaning about one party states!
HAW HAW HAW!!!!
But we're not angry : The European case has never ( ever ever ) been something that could have motivated the Brits. Europe for them has always been about money ( with or without Maggie brandishing her handbag ) and trade ( they joined because their European trade area failed miserably.).
Compare that to this speech by a Spanish MEP
on that anniversary session.
Oh boy, so much wrong with that speech:
Globalisation teaches us that today Europe is inevitable, there is no alternative.
Oh dear, how on earth would independent democratic nations possibly survive without having some overarching political body telling them what to do? Shall we ask the Irish if the British Isles are inevitable and they should join us?
QUICK, SOMEONE TELL THE JAPANESE THEY NEED TO JOIN A UNION WITH CHINA! THEY'LL NEVER MAKE IT ON THEIR OWN!
Brexit is the most selfish decision ever made since Winston Churchill saved Europe with the blood sweat and tears of the English.
British, not English, British.
Or did no one from Scotland, Wales or Ireland take part in anything during the war?
Saying Brexit is the most insidious way of saying goodbye.
Well we did have a referendum and a parliamentary vote before triggering Article 50. Perhaps he'd have preferred us taking leaf out of Genghis Khan's book by
sending a few severed heads to the European Commission instead?
We can have a common market, but if we do not have common dreams, we have nothing.
I wonder if it's the dream of some Eurozone members to prop up the failing ones while asking their own people to tighten belts and go with less?
Europe is the peace that came after the disaster of war.
NATO. Warsaw Pact. Mutually assured destruction. Does a lot to promote peace if you know doing anything will result in the extinction of your entire civilization.
Europe is the return to freedom of Greece, Spain and Portugal.
Portugal's case that had far more to do with their failures in clinging on to their empires last possessions in Africa thus precipitating a coup that brought about the end of regime that Salazar had set up.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnation_Revolution
Europe is the fall of the Berlin Wall
No that's the collapse of the East German regime aided by the wave of reformation that blew through the Soviet bloc at the time.
Europe is the end of communism
Communist parties still play a role in the politics of many European countries.
Also, NATO says hi again. Didn't do those Communist states any good trying to out-build us in the weapons department did it?
Europe is the welfare state, it is democracy.
I imagine people in New Zealand could say exactly the same thing despite being 9000 or so miles away.