Monday, 3 May 2010

Vision of EU superpower dims in Greek debt crisis

When Britain joined what was the European Economic Community, Prime Minister Edward Heath told diplomats from Australia, Canada and New Zealand over dinner that Europe would become a superpower and put the United States in the shade.

The Canadian envoy was brave enough to challenge Heath but when his guests had left, the Conservative prime minister turned to an aide and said: "The poor old Canadian. He doesn't get it, does he?"

Heath's words sound at best naive nearly four decades later. more...


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