For many arguing that the UK should remain in the EU, the first and foremost claim is that it is a force for peace.
A few years ago, the EU was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. The Scottish Herald described the award as ‘crass’, one which would inflame ‘tensions when many of the EU’s 500 million citizens have been thrown into penury by the worst recession since the 1930s.’ I remember some thought it was a joke. Lord Lamont was quoted saying the decision was ‘preposterous and absurd.’
But the Nobel committee was serious. It applauded the EU for …read more
Source: New Statesman