Letter: Giscard is the new Napoleon Bonaparte.
Sir, - History has a habit of repeating itself. In the spring of 1812, Napoleon's Grande Armeewas the most concentrated instrument of power, yet seen on earth. It surpassed the armies of Alexander and Caesar, of Darius, Atilla and Tamerlane.
He and his army had entered every continental capital except St Petersburg, Stockholm and Constantinople; his intention was to make Paris the capital of Europe.
Yet there remained one force he had been unable to subdue, England, who refused to accept the universal political domination which was Napoleon's prescription for human government.
The will and genius of Napoleon was matched by the stubborn refusal of British aristocrats, squires, traders and lawyers to accept his dictatorship, endorsed by the common people of Britain. Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington's force, sealed the Frenchman's fate at the battle of Waterloo.
Now we have another Frenchman at our door, one, Giscard d'Estaing, this time with an 'armee' of bureaucrats who dearly wish to rule us. And what have we got? Tony Blair and Peter Hain - traitors to Britain and its people.
They are determined to give away our constitution without consulting the people, insulting their intelligence.
After Napoleon's defeat, his Chancellor Talleyrand said: 'For states, as for individuals, true prosperity consists, not in acquiring or invading the domains of others, but in making the best of one's own.' If we do not insist on a referendum, Napoleon Bonaparte's dream of Europe, ruling the British, will come true.
NORMAN STEVENS Solihull.
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||May 28, 2003|
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