20 years ago

May 29, 2008

Soon the passports of all European Community nations will be a uniform mauve. In 1992, as nightly television advertising and looming billboards remind us, a truly common market will be established, not only creating a free trade area of almost equivalent weight to the United States and greater weight than Japan but also forging a single economic nation that will extend from Jutland to the Algarve and the Aran Islands to those of the Aegean. The gradual Europeanisation of our economic, legal and social institutions, which has been under inconspicuous way since 1973, is certain to accelerate in the 1990s. It will go far beyond industry and trade. By the end of the century the British will at last have become good Europeans (again?). Our sense of nationhood will never be quite the same. (Leader)

As part of the anti-loan protests in Wales, theological students at Coleg Coffa in Aberystwyth have staged a (no doubt lengthy) preach-in.

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