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JUST REMEMBER

2018-02-27

" The salvation of the common people of every race and every land from war and servitude must be established on solid foundations, and must be created by the readiness of all men and women to die rather than to submit to tyranny. In this urgent work France and Germany must take the lead together. Great Britain, the British Commonwealth of Nations, mighty America - and, I trust, Soviet Russia, for then indeed all would be well - must be the friends and sponsors of the new Europe and must champion its right to live. Therefore I say to you “Let Europe arise!”.

Such were the concluding words of Winston Churchill in his speech given in Zürich, that gave him the place of honor at the Hague Congress of Europe in May 1948, this year 70 years ago.

It is good to be reminded that Britain always looked at "Europe" on the other side of the Channel. Unity was for them not for the British themselves. See how little has changed. Theresa May day's "global Britain" is based on the same dream.


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Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau

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