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The New Roman Empire? 26 February 2007

Posted by David in Europe.
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Boris Johnson thinks the reason so many are against Turkey joining the EU is because they are mostly Muslim. He quotes the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey: “Surely a European Union has to be more than economic? It has to have common values and so on…” So hey, I think, why have a European Union at all? Let’s just have free trade, like Switzerland and Norway. I don’t want common European ‘vales’ and ‘so on’ – whatever ‘so on’ is.

Boris also thinks the EU is like rebuilding the Roman Empire, which he seems to support (?). Oddly, quite a few see the EU like this. But why rebuild the Roman Empire, can’t we all be free? Bring back Boudicca I say.

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