Courtesy of CallingEngland comes this interview on Russia Today - with Nigel Farage - on the euro crisis in Greece.
As I am in an 'Enoch Powell fest' , lets have another quotation that seems quite pertinent:
"We are taunted—by the French, by the Italians, by the Spaniards—for refusing to worship at the shrine of a common government superimposed upon them all... where were the European unity merchants in 1940? I will tell you. They were either writhing under a hideous oppression or they were aiding and abetting that oppression. Lucky for Europe that Britain was alone in 1940."
Speech to the Merseyside Conservative Ladies' Luncheon Club (5 January, 1990), from Simon Heffer, Like the Roman. The Life of Enoch Powell (Phoenix, 1999), p. 928.
For the sake of the European continent the UK desperately needs to free itself from the tentacles of the EU for one reason; and that is when the entire edifice comes crashing down, someone is going to have to "bang a few heads together" - and lets face it, we do have some expertise of banging European heads together!
However, with the present decimation of our armed forces, the above scenario is perhaps unlikely - something this Great Man also foresaw:
"The safety of this island nation reposes upon two pillars. The first is the impregnability of its homeland to invasion by air or sea. The second is its ability and its will to create over time the military forces by which the last conclusive battle will be decided. Without our own industrial base of military armament production neither of those pillars will stand. No doubt, with the oceans kept open, we can look to buy or borrow from the other continents; but to depend on the continent of Europe for our arms is suicide."
Speech to the Birmingham branch of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Association (18 February, 1989), from Enoch Powell on 1992 (Anaya, 1989), pp. 49-50.