The rise of Eurosceptic groups such as the UK Independence Party hampers the cooperation that has kept the continent at peace for decades, Germany’s foreign minister said.Well I have some news for Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the peace in Europe was actually maintained by NATO and the allied armies, not the EU and before NATO the biggest threat to Europe was German militarism. The EU was never and has never been essential in maintaining peace in Europe, it was originally a trading cartel with delusions of grandeur that have sadly never died in the face of reality and now appears to be bolstered by out and out lies.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier also dealt a blow to David Cameron’s attempt to recast the European Union membership deal, suggesting Germany and Britain were not “pulling in exactly the same direction”.
Speaking on a visit to London for talks with William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, Mr Steinmeier said he was concerned about a drift towards scepticism that has aided parties such as Ukip, Germany’s AfD and the French Front National, and led Mr Cameron to offer an in/out referendum.
Instead of moving further apart, European nations should cooperate ever more closely, he said, adding that history has shown that when European countries do not have close relations, military conflict can arise. “History before the First World War was a history of not talking to each other, of nationalisms which could no longer be [tamed] by reason,” Mr Steinmeier said. “These dangers have to be forever banned.”
Nor would I expect if the Tories do hold a referendum on the EU and we do get the chance to leave (unlikely as Cameron will never allow it) I rather doubt Europ will descend into war, although a major European war is a bit overdue as there are too many competing national interests which the EU does not help with by attempting to suppress them.
If anything it's the EU driving Europe towards war by insisting on ever greater political unity and leaving ordinary people seething at their arrogance in pushing them to one side with their decisions.
Ukip are not the problem here, the EU is and always will be the problem so long as it attempts to try for political unity.
It will be the EU that leads countries to a European war, not those who wish nothing to do with it.