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.

Yours ever,

‘one who knows’

from the Hornets Nest

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