Imperfect Europe preferable to war
LAST week’s 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is a reminder of how far we have come.
At Waterloo, 65,000 men were killed or wounded in one day. In contrast, we have now had 70 years without war in Europe. Long may peace continue.
We enjoy secure peace partly because every country in Europe now has an elected government.
There are no more monarchs or dictators seeking out war for vanity or power.
Most importantly, we have the European Parliament where modern opportunities and problems, which cross old national borders, can be discussed by those we elect rather than fought over.
The EU is imperfect and so is the UK, but I would rather have both