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Old 14.02.2016, 21:06
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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In the immediate post war period the predecessor organisations of the EU definitely did contribute to peace. Getting deGaulle and Adenauer to be chums and work together rather than allowing their countries to slip back into their old patterns was a great achievement. People like Robert Schuhmann and Otto von Habsburg also made huge contributions to securing peace between nations. Today we may take this for granted but the world was a fundamentally different place then.

But what is a Juncker compared to an Otto von Habsburg? What is a Merkel compared to an Adenauer? The sons have taken the acheivements of their fathers for granted and are letting the power get to their heads rather than using it wisely. This is undermining the very concepts the European Ideal was about.

There is a time and a place for everything and the EU had its place and time but for the future we need to be asking some fundamental questions. I do believe in European countries working together on an institutionalized level for the common good. But I don't think the EU in its present state is the vehicle for that any more.
Doesn't NATO get the credit for post-war peace?
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