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Letter: A United Europe, With Others Too, Is Only A Matter of Time

Published on: 21 Jun, 2016
Updated on: 21 Jun, 2016

EU & UK FlagsFrom David Pillinger

Remain campaign organiser

It took hundreds of years to create the United Kingdom out of four or five disparate nations, and it may take a long time to create a United Europe, but we will get there.

It is the next logical step in civilisation for essentially similar countries to come closer. It is efficient and it makes all the sense in the world. It won’t be without its teething problems, but it will happen.

It is also a matter of time before countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada (essentially European in nature) and possibly the USA will join us in an expanded EU.

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Responses to Letter: A United Europe, With Others Too, Is Only A Matter of Time

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    June 22, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Yes, it took a few hundred years to unite our Kingdom and give much to the world in the form of the largest Empire civilisation has ever seen.

    Europe has never achieved its like, so what is its chance now in forming a truly united Europe ?

  2. Stuart Barnes Reply

    June 22, 2016 at 8:07 am

    The idea that flourishing free countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA would join an undemocratic corrupt basket case like the EU is so fanciful as to be unbelievable.

  3. Bibhas Neogi Reply

    June 22, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Well said David Pillinger – “It is the next logical step in civilisation for essentially similar countries to come closer.”

    In 1985, the Universal House of Justice (The Baha’i Supreme Body) addressed a message to the peoples of the world inviting them to consider that a new social order can be fostered by all peoples’ seeing themselves as members of one universal family. This message was presented to world leaders and countless others during the United Nations International Year of Peace.

    “The Promise of World Peace”,

    I quote from this document,-
    “Unbridled nationalism, as distinguished from a sane and legitimate patriotism, must give way to a wider loyalty, to the love of humanity as a whole. Bahá’u’lláh’s statement is: “The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.” The concept of world citizenship is a direct result of the contraction of the world into a single neighbourhood through scientific advances and of the indisputable interdependence of nations.

    Love of all the world’s peoples does not exclude love of one’s country. The advantage of the part in a world society is best served by promoting the advantage of the whole. Current international activities in various fields which nurture mutual affection and a sense of solidarity among peoples need greatly to be increased.”

    So unification is an inevitable process towards achieving “a single neighbourhood”. I say stay with the EU and be proud of this achievement.

  4. John Armstrong Reply

    June 22, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Yes it did take hundreds of years to create the UK; but a lot of blood was spilled and no-one seems to like it very much. (including Remain) The Irish left 1917, the Welsh have had their moments and the Scots would leave tomorrow if they hadn’t been frightened into acquiescence.

    Funny isn’t it. It would appear to be easier to parachute into Arnhem than it is to tell your politicians where to get off.

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