Building bridges that can never be crossed

Euronotes

Many may not be aware of the folly of the euro currency itself. All of the bridges that are printed on the euro notes do not exist in Europe. The debate was had to put existing bridges on the notes but was rejected for fear of causing offence to EU nations who ‘missed out’. Surely if a matter as trivial as this cannot be bridged (no pun intended) what hope has real integration got?

churchillpound

Good to see the English sticking the old war-horse Sir Winston Churchill on their new machine washable GBP5 with the quote “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” . I am not sure that Sir Winston would be in the “remain” camp. Begs the question why Baroness Thatcher isn’t due on a note. Perhaps they couldn’t fit

“(A unified) ‘Europe’ is the result of plans. It is, in fact, a classic utopian project, a monument to the vanity of intellectuals, a programme whose inevitable destiny is failure: only the scale of the final damage done is in doubt.”

“What we should grasp, however, from the lessons of European history is that, first, there is nothing necessarily benevolent about programmes of European integration; second, the desire to achieve grand utopian plans often poses a grave threat to freedom; and third, European unity has been tried before, and the outcome was far from happy.”

Not even this was short enough but boy was she so right!

“During my lifetime most of the problems the world has faced have come, in one fashion or other, from mainland Europe, and the solutions from outside it.”

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