You remember the sole and fairly meagre change made when the European Constitution was revived as the Lisbon Treaty? That’s right. The EU’s national emblems were taken out: its flag, anthem, national day and so on. via EU soldiers raise the 12-star flag to inaugurate the European Parliament – Telegraph Blogs.
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On freedom, democracy and self determination. Courtesy of ToryBear: Watch Daniel Hannan Speech in News | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com He has a wonderful turn of phrase: … the European Constitution, now resurrected by grisly necromancy as the Lisbon Treaty… The Shakespeare he quotes: England, bound in with the triumphant sea, Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege Of watery Neptune, is now bound in with shame, With inky blots, and rotten parchment bonds: That England, that was […]
After first reporting on the book here, I have finally returned to read it in detail; it is Cromwellian: ‘I find the country bleeding, nay, almost dying,’ Oliver Cromwell told MPs in 1644. what made him angry was not simply that people were suffering, but that Parliament was part of the problem. ‘The People are dissatisfied in every corner of the Nation,’ he raged, ‘all men laying at our doors the non-performance of these things that had been promised’. Today, […]