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Thursday, December 09, 2004

Wild Claims and Propaganda

I love organisations like the Euphemistically named Britain in Europe. Set up by the great and good to persuade their fellow citizens that everyone should see things from their point of view, they very often end up like a parody of Pravda. Take this headline for example: Being British Means Being Pro European. Is that not cringe inducing in the extreme. It would not look out of place alongside slogans such as Working for the Motherland, You are on the Right road Comrade or other meaningless platitutdes. We all happily disagree on what the meaning of being British is. If there is one thing that defines us better than anything it is this willingness to tolerate dissenting opinions. If Britain in Europe wishes to refute claims that the government has constantly lied or obscured the truth about the EU, slogans suited to a Union of European Socialist Republics is probably not the way to go about it.

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