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“A tiny island off the coast of mainland Europe effectively ruled one third of the world for more than four centuries, 50 nations and one quarter of the worlds population came under its jursdiction. It was not found necessary to inflict a common currency on member countries or to translate every piece of information in multi languages. It did not require a seperate and gigantic administration to control this vast group of nations – it was run by the Commonwealth Office.

This Office and this country did not presume to dictate to it’s charges what they could eat, where they could fish or how long they could work, nor did they insist on changing their laws and traditions.

It still did not last – why or how do you think that a Federal Europe will? – by force?”

Posted by Bob wydell on June 25, 2007 3:58 PM

The Telegraph

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