Words of a former Conservative Prime Minister – Winston Churchill

Words of a former Conservative Prime Minister:

“Hard as it is to say now.. I look forward to a United States of Europe, in which the barriers between the nations will be greatly minimised and unrestricted travel will be possible.” 
Winston Churchill, 1942

“We must build a kind of United States of Europe.. The structure of the United States of Europe, if well and truly built, will be such as to make the material strength of a single state less important.. If at first all the States of Europe are not willing or able to join the Union, we must nevertheless proceed to assemble and combine those who will and those who can.” 
Winston Churchill, 1946

“We cannot aim at anything less than the Union of Europe as a whole, and we look forward with confidence to the day when that Union will be achieved….We aim at the eventual participation of all the peoples throughout the continent whose society and way of life are in accord with the [European] Charter of Human Rights.” 
Churchill, May 1948, speech to Council of Europe in Holland


“Britain will have to play her full part as a member of the European family.” 
Churchill, May 1947, speaking at Albert Hall as Chairman and Founder of the United Europe Movement


”We hope to see a Europe where men of every country will think as much of being a European as of belonging to their native land, and that without losing any of their love and loyalty of their birthplace. We hope wherever they go in this wide domain, to which we set no limits in the European Continent, they will truly feel ‘Here I am at home. I am a citizen of this country too’. 
How simple it would all be, how crowned with blessings for all of us if that could ever come, especially for the children and young men and women now growing up in this tortured world. How proud we should all be if we had played any useful part in bringing that great day to come.“ 
Winston Churchill, Europe Rally, The Hague, 9 May 1948

Churchill is one of the official founding fathers of the EU.

The Guardian had this excellent piece, above, by John Crace on 1 February 2020