17th June 2002
Unfortunately there wasn't a 'get the hell out' option, so I passed. I am glad however that this thread was revived, for I found a poem in the local paper today. I shan't dish out the author's name over the internet because I don't know if he would want me to, but then as it's unlikely he's here, I don't think it's necessary. But you all know I didn't write it. Anyway, he wrote this ten years ago and mysteriously, it still works over here...
Won't you join our Common Market? said the spider to the fly It really is a winner and the cost is not too high I know De Gaulle said 'Non', but he hasn't got a clue. We want you in, my friends and I, for we have plans for you You'll have to pay a little more than we do, just for now. As Herr Kohl said, and I agree, we need a new milch cow. It's just a continental term, believe me Mon ami Like 'Vive la France' or 'Mad Anglaise' or even 'E.E.C.' As to the rules, don't worry friend, there's really but a few. You'll find that we ignore them - but they do apply to you Give and share between us, that's what it's all about You do all the giving, and we all share it out It's very British, is it not, to help a friend in need? You've done it twice in two World Wars, a fact we must concede. So climb aboard the Market Train, don't sit there on the side Your continental cousins want to take you for a ride.