According to David Cameron this morning, if Britain votes to ‘Leave’ the EU on 23 June, the Germans will invade Belgium, the Russians will invade Crimea (again), and we’ll all have to spend the coming years re-learning the finer details of the Schleswig-Holstein question.
The Prime Minister’s latest attempt to warn of apocalypse in the case of Brexit has one huge flaw. In his latest scare-speech this morning he said:
‘Can we be so sure that peace and stability on our continent are assured beyond any shadow of doubt? Is that a risk worth taking? I would never be so rash as to make that assumption.’
Well nothing is ever assured. But how could anybody still think that peace and stability in Europe are remotely assured by the EU? From the Middle East to Russia, the EU has proved a growing menace to world peace. It was able to do nothing to prevent Russian expansion into Ukraine – indeed it significantly helped to provoke it. And if anybody thinks that the EU promotes peace elsewhere it should consider, for instance, its funding of illegal settlements in the West Bank.
But perhaps Cameron is thinking of events closer to home. With its insistence on currency union and the eradication of borders, here are some of the peaceful things that EU membership has brought everybody in recent years.
Here is how the Greek people now react when Angela Merkel visits Athens:
Here is the EU’s idea of managed migration:
This is how some migrants in Sweden expressed their gratitude to the EU for letting them in:
Here is how some Swedes responded to the EU’s policy:
Here is one of the less sexually-graphic photos of what the EU now considers a typical night out in Cologne:
Here is a photograph of Khalid el-Bakraoui, the suicide bomber who the EU allowed into Europe and who responded by killing 20 people right by the European Commission’s headquarters in March: