Brexit, Churchill and The United States of Europe
Brexit: An apostate thought: the EU will be better off without UK. Churchill saw it clearly in a speech given on the 19th of September 1946 at the University of Zurich. The war had been over for just over a year. Continental Europe had been partitioned, Much of it was in ruins. Millions were displaced and homeless.
There was a way out of the catastrophic conditions around the continent, Churchill told his audience, “It is to re-create the European Family, or as much of it as we can, and provide it with a structure under which it can dwell in peace, in safety and in freedom. We must build a kind of United States of Europe.”
He added, “The first step in the re-creation of the European family must be a partnership between France and Germany.”
If The United States of Europe is inevitable the questions are will it be created by war or peace? And can Britain be part of it?