Green Rhino wrote:Somerset_Pilgrim wrote:Greenrod wrote: [
If I remember rightly, France vetoed our entry into the EU and we didn't join until the mid 70's.
It is NATO that has kept the peace in Europe.
Probably a combination of both to be fair. The EU has meant there have been shared common goals unique to Europe which helps keep the peace. That can't be underestimated.
De Gaulle of France barred our entry when Ted Heath who was an ultra Europhile, was leading the charge to join the "Common Market" as it was then. The issue of peace in Europe was well served by the EU owing to the shared commitment of France and Germany to the process. Xenophobic little children that we are, we remain bystanders of little significance.[/quote]
Please tell me you're hammered on home made wine or something