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Being ideologically inclusive and all (see Starvid's comments on Sarko, via Brooks on Obama, yesterday), can't we cite some classic de Gaulle?:

« L'Angleterre n'est plus qu'un satellite des Etats-Unis...Si elle entrait dans le Marché commun, elle ne serait que le cheval de Troie des Américains. Cela voudrait dire que l'Europe renonce à l'indépendance. »

Needless to say, what goes for the poodle nation goes for the poodle in chief.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Thu Jan 31st, 2008 at 11:04:46 AM EST
You have to make it possible for British Europhiles to support the petition.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 31st, 2008 at 11:42:12 AM EST
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Well, the Welsh and the Scots are ok with me.

The good general was only talking about England...

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Thu Jan 31st, 2008 at 12:01:08 PM EST
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I agree with Migeru: we should word it in order to find the greatest consensus possible, including UK citizens. In fact, we should try to find allies in the UK (blogs and/or organisations).

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Thu Jan 31st, 2008 at 12:48:22 PM EST
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Indeed. If this would be a narrow opinion piece, you could also have slammed him for installing Barroso and cuddling up to Aznar & Berlusconi.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jan 31st, 2008 at 01:05:01 PM EST
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And for contaminating Europe with the Anglo disease...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Thu Jan 31st, 2008 at 01:08:47 PM EST
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