Re: ideology over commonsense
"Sorry, had to downvote that. Alan Brown wrote, and you even quoted "and its predecessors". In that case you are back to the 50ed"
I understand. My point is that the predecessors are not the EU. So claiming a huge success for the EU (which I point out is not such a success in that regard) is outright wrong. It can be attributed maybe to its predecessors but that difference is important.