An auspicious day…


Lest we forget, this is the day that thousands of allied troops stormed the defences of the Third Reich to launch the liberation of Europe. Many of those young men died so that we had the freedoms today that some amongst us decided to sign away at the stroke of a pen and continue to try to discard today…

The history of the EU goes back to the absorption of Germany by Prussia before the first World War and look how great that turned out to be. Millions were thrown into the mincer only to see Germany rise again under Hitler. At the Maison Rouge Hotel in Strasbourg on August 10, 1944 it was decided that the war was lost. There, Nazi officials ordered an elite group of German industrialists to plan for Germany’s post-war recovery, prepare for the Nazis’ return to power and work for a ‘strong German empire’. In other words: the Fourth Reich.

The industrialists included representatives of Volkswagen, Krupp and Messerschmitt. Officials from the Navy and Ministry of Armaments were also at the meeting and, with incredible foresight, they decided together that the Fourth German Reich, unlike its predecessor, would be an economic rather than a military empire – but not just German. Today that organisation is called The European Union. The war is being fought this time not with guns and bombs, but economics.

Once more, Britain stands alone. Then it was the Battle of Britain. Today it is Brexit. As then, there are quislings amongst us. You know who you are…

And, as my regular reader will know, I am a great believer in irony – and I find it immensely ironic that today is also the day that the Peterborough by-election is being held. Like Churchill, a leader has emerged who has returned from his period in the political wilderness.

So let’s see what happens today. Let’s see if we can, as Trump put it, throw off the shackles of the EU. Let’s see if the ultimate sacrifice paid by those brave young men and women 75 years ago is to be squandered by self serving politicians.

But above all today, let’s not forget them…

2 responses to “An auspicious day…

  1. Old Geezer

    The Green Party originated in Germany. Many of it’s policies reflect the thoughts of the National Socialist German Workers Party.

  2. Squandered by a weak disinterested public too. Voting once every five years is far to little supervision for such knaves.