Friday, January 02, 2009

Common EU history, anyone?

This should come as no surprise to anybody.

MEPs have given the green light to a multi-million pound state-of-the-art "House of European History" to be opened in Brussels by 2014.

The project to "promote an awareness of European identity" is the brainchild of Hans-Gert Poettering, President of the European Parliament and a Federalist German Christian Democrat.

"I should like to create a locus for history and for the future where the concept of the European idea can continue to grow," he said.

The European Parliament has approved the plan for a permanent exhibition on history with a display area covering up to an acre.

The creation of the museum goes hand in hand with moves by Germany and France to create a "European history book", to be taught in all schools across the EU to foster a common cultural identity.

You're mentally ill if you disagree with them, they're rewriting history, they threaten people who disagree and they want to stop a free press.

Remind you of anything?


Mark Wadsworth said...

I do have a common European history, as it happens.

My English granddad was out in India sunning himself for six years while my German granddad was cowering on the Heimatfront and never fired a shot in anger. I'm not sure what that's got to do with the EU, I just thought I'd mention it.

Steve Fowler's Blog. said...

Well trixy they plan to blow billions of tax payers money on making the EU look good this year for the Euro elections so what's new!.

James Higham said...

Par for the course, Trixy.

Trixy said...

Perhaps, but that's not a reason to ignore it.