Thursday, June 16, 2016


from The Guardian...
"It is helpful to be old, for in my lifetime I have seen world population increase threefold; a stable seasonal climate become wildly unstable with drought, forest fires and floods; the pollution by humanity of the planet’s earth, air and waters to a stage where all life is threatened; and violence become a permanent, continuous tragedy in a world of great uncertainty. The only stable community in this universal upheaval has been the European Union, formed from the wreckage of a continent for which I and millions of others fought six years of war."
The writer is 96 years old. He would agree with the editor of the Financial Times who equates a 'leave' vote with "a gratuitous act of self-harming".

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