Thursday, 17 September 2020
May I remind those roaring on about the Government’s negotiating position with the EU may I remind readers what President de Gaulle had to say about treaties.
“Les traités sont comme les roses et les jeunes filles: ça dure que ça dure.”
(“Treaties are like young girls and roses: they last as long as they last.”)
Throughout history, nations such as France, Germany, Russia, Britain and the United States have broken or abrogated treaties when their leaders and/or parliaments have judged that it was imperative for their national interest to do so.
So let’s have no fainting fits, or virtue-signalling hypocrisy, on this important matter.
‘one who knows’
from the Hornets Nest http://fromthehornetsnest.blogspot.com/2020/09/calm-down-dame.html