Former Tory Minister Lord Heseltine today followed up from Martin Shultz and admitted that what he wants is a United States of Europe!
On Iain Dale’s LBC show he said the following:
“Yes I do let’s not muck about, why? Because I first heard the words in 1948, we must kind of create a United States of Europe. Who said that? Winston Churchill”
He then went on to try and claim that it’s what Winston Churchill wanted.
Winston Churchill if he was alive today would almost definitely be a eurosceptic, let’s look at one of his most famous quotes:
“But we have our own dream and our own task. We are with Europe, but not of it. We are linked, but not comprised. We are interested and associated, but not absorbed. And should European statesmen address us in the words which were used of old, ‘Wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or the captain of the host?’, we should reply, with the Shunammite woman: ‘I dwell among mine own people.’”
We think it’s quite clear what Churchill would have wanted.