Britain’s future lies with the US and not Europe

Britain’s future lies with the US and not Europe

In 1952, then US secretary of state Dean Acheson said that “Britain has lost an empire but has failed to find a role." Sadly for Britain, it decided to renounce its long-standing global cultural, legal and philosophical links to North America and instead looked for that role in Europe. Despite its geographic proximity, the continent is nevertheless home to a host of cultures, legal systems and governing philosophies very different from those of traditionally liberal Britain. The consequences from that bad choice have bedevilled Britain for decades.

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