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 deep roots of Labour's red wall decline
- 2 Labour needs more positivity, more patriotism, more policy... and less wokery
- 3 Andy Burnham urges UK to 'embrace' Brexit as 'new reality'
- 4 A view from inside the Heathrow petri dish
- 5 MANDRAKE: Boris Johnson's 'daughter' speaks out
- 6 Former Tory speaker admits voting Labour after labeling Boris Johnson a 'liar'
- 7 Dominic Raab 'chickened out' of a no-deal Brexit, Michel Barnier says
- 8 The truth about 'buy British'
- 9 Seven reasons Scotland should stay in the Union
- 10 Liz Truss accused of freeports 'catastrophic blunder' following Brexit deals
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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