"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Thursday, 28 October 2010


EU:  exclamation expressing contempt, derision, displeasure, ridicule or anger, etc, according to the intonation of the speaker's voice. Sometimes inserted as part of a word to show extreme mockery.
Etymology: 20thC.
Examples: eu don't say! euseless! unameusing! how steupid! beureacrat! fuck eu!

As Cnut Cameron finally admits he's powerless to defend Britain's contribution to the EU budget (or Britain's anything else, come to that) another EU plan has been announced.

MEPs have approved plans for EU Heritage Labels to mark sites with "a symbolic European value" that "have played a key role in the history and/or the building of EU". British taxpayers will contribute almost £640,000 to the scheme, which is designed "to strengthen European citizens' sense of belonging to the EU".
Commission officials have confirmed that the "heritage labels" will be used on war memorial sites.
"Places of remembrance clearly have their place in European history, not only as memorials to those who lost their lives but also as places where visitors can reflect on how and why Europe has successfully avoided major conflicts for more than 65 years," said an EU official. "They might also think, or learn, about the contribution of the EU to peace and stability."
Officials have also suggested that Sir Edward Heath, the former Conservative Prime Minister who took Britain into the European Community in 1971, could be commemorated along with Robert Schuman, the Frenchman who was one of the EU's "founding fathers".
"Imagine what a European Heritage Label would do for a site like Hadrian's Wall or for Ted Heath's house – and the many small businesses, from youth hostels to hotels, that would benefit from increased tourism in the areas," said an official. 
With thanks to Lawson Narse for the poster.

On the subject of war memorials, Transport for London has decided to close some tube stations on Remembrance Sunday so, unless they backtrack or the Mayor intervenes, anyone travelling to the Cenotaph shouldn't rely on public transport to get there.

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  1. I've just been commenting on my own site about Cameron's lack of guts when it comes to the EU.

    And as for Heritage plaques, there are plenty commemorating our British Heritage all over the world, and particularly in Europe. They were erected and are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

  2. I think the difference is that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission aren't trying to re-write history, EP. And as for a plaque on Hadrian's Wall... ...

    When the pretence of the EU being a benign political influence has been stripped away we'll see the true extent of revisionist history taught to our children - it's already started in schools, they need to get them while they're young.


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