Thursday, 14 May 2009
Election material is now beginning to plop onto the doormat. I once got a letter published in a National paper suggesting that I had come to the opinion that we should pull out of Europe because the rest of Europe would be so much better off without us. It's about the only letter I've ever had published that got a reaction - most of it abusive & anonymous. But one dear chap did sign his name & his concern was loss of our national identity. So I wrote to him in a friendly fashion & asked if he found the French any less French, Gerrmans less German etc. He replied that he'd never been abroad. The 19th century quotation "Fog in the Channel, Europe cut off" is still alive & well. Being pro-Europe is a tough ask.