Vent Your Spleen

Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England), January 2, 2004 | Go to article overview

Vent Your Spleen


Some claim the EU was contrived to stop war.

In the 1970s we were told somewhat differently, that this would be a trading union. We were also promised we would not lose our sovereignty.

A close analysis of wars in the last couple of centuries gives the lie to the ignorant mantra, most wars are caused by religion.

In fact it is the pursuit of sovereignty or self determination, (second only to imperialism and then, often interweaved) which is the root cause of wars.

It is the removal of self determination which prepares fertile ground in which to grow the very seeds of discontent which lead to war. Only somebody with a thin grasp of modern history can believe otherwise.

This is an axis of evil. Look at what it is and not what you would like it to be, europhiles.

Destruction of fishing, agriculture and manufacturing. Quasi democracy riddled with corruption. Nine years (not months) when its own auditors will not sign off the EU accounts. Cronyism, inefficiency, meddling in our personal freedoms. Soviet style diktats. …

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