We’re repeating the same mistakes 100 years on from WWI
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Isn't it ironic that our divided government should mark the centenary of the ending of the First World War with facile arguments over Brexit and internal feuding?
If only, for the sake of the millions killed on all sides in the conflict, they could show some real magnanimity and unity with our European counterparts.
Re: James Ball's article 'Yes! We have gone bananas!' although very young at the time I have distinct memories of the Second World War. Morale was kept relatively high by a conviction that we would win and that after that, life could only improve.
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With no identifiable external enemy, I fear that Brexit will lead to increased smuggling and illegal immigration; forgery of travel and freight-forwarding documents; harassment of enforcers, etc.
To law-abiding citizens, overcoming Brexit will mean democratic replacement of its architects, our present political leaders, whose legacy is heading to be the antithesis of that of their great wartime predecessors.
- 1 The stench of scandal seeping out from Britain
- 2 Why is devout Jacob Rees-Mogg so quiet about Boris Johnson's affairs?
- 3 Dominic Cummings' new venture could cause concern for No 10
- 4 Government deletes pro-Scottish independence blog post
- 5 Major and Blair were right about Brexit and Northern Ireland
- 6 Tory candidate under fire after describing Brexit chaos as a 'hiccup'
- 7 Roman Kemp: Depression and coping with George Michael's death
- 8 DUP MP launches legal action against government over Brexit
- 9 JPMorgan 'considering' move of all EU business out of London, bank boss says
- 10 Ex-police ombudsman criticises Arlene Foster over NI riot remarks
Not for our descendants Churchill's 'broad sunlit uplands' should those currently in charge, on both sides of the House, prevail; more likely economic stagnation and political irrelevance.
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