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Britain´s island story keeps ´Europe’ at bay
Telegraph [UK], by Bruce Anderson

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 6/29/2014 8:56:06 AM

It might sound like a scene from Hamlet: “We go to gain a little patch of ground... which is not tomb and continent enough to hide the slain.” Was it necessary for David Cameron to fight over his little patch, in the form of Mr Juncker? [Snip] A Ruritanian grand duchy and a charming relic of the Holy Roman Empire, Luxembourg has done well to retain its independence in such a conflict-strewn region. Its principal industries are tourism and tax avoidance, and it is not a nursery of statesmen. In recent years, Gibraltar has produced more politicians who would be plausible members of a British Cabinet. In the early Eighties,

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More interesting and witty background on the current scrap between the UK and the EU. And just as you think the story is getting a little boring, out pops another Suarez-like bite to cause a chuckle. I especially liked the reference to the cleverly inserted "European organ" and "immuno-suppressant drugs" bit. Great imagery.

P.S. The reference to the terrorist and the "pussy cat" is not a joke.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jennie C., 6/29/2014 9:11:12 AM     (No. 9904133)

OP is right, this is hilarious.

I especially like, "Ken and Hezza find themselves among the last of the Eu-hicans"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40, 6/29/2014 11:16:36 AM     (No. 9904295)

"This royal throne of kings, this sceptered isle,......Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England." Hope they are able to keep it!

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