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The Treaty of Amiens? Are you kidding? The true blue Brexiteers don't live a mere 200 years in the past; for the best of them, only 800 years old treaties will do:

Historical nonsense underpins UK's Brexit floundering

Rees-Mogg sees May's Chequers plan as "the greatest vassalage since King John paid homage to Phillip II at Le Goulet", a bizarre reference to a short-lived treaty by which England accepted French sovereignty over territories in France. Medieval Britain's fascinating complexities, and its political and cultural entanglements with the continent, are ignored in favour of flag-waving fantasy: The Daily Express declared the crusader knight - drawn from the European attempts to conquer the Holy Land - "the figurehead of the struggle to repatriate British sovereignty".
by Bernard on Sun Mar 10th, 2019 at 02:19:59 PM EST
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