Wednesday, 23 March 2016

VERY well done, New Zealand!

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Only preliminary results are in but it seems New Zealand voted to keep their old flag - with the Union Jack in the corner. Britishness is the kernel of New Zealand, Australia, Canada and, more distantly, of the USA. More important even than that, history is vital to every nation. History gives one a footing in the universe. The alternative is a soup of individuals possibly linked by things called values.

I wrote here about how nations should not be made of values but of blood and history.

My old friend the historian Andrew Roberts also rejoices at New Zealand's decision.

If only instead of belonging to the European union Great Britain belonged to a similar body composed of Canada, New Zealand and Australia as Joseph Chamberlain far sightedly dreamt of. Rhodesia and South Africa though would have presented problems. 

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