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Old 15th Dec 2018, 21:44
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Mac the Knife

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"Had the UK, under Churchill, not decided to sit on the sidelines during the early days of the European Coal and Steel community, and properly engaged with the 6 nations at that time, the UK would have been involved in making the rules, and by now may well be at the heart of what is now the EU."

Quite correct. But Britain was still drifting in a haze of Empire and Commonwealth and Churchill's "special relationship" with the USA while struggling with rationing at home.*

Mac

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