Apart from spending around £50 million on this vanity project when many European countries are economically on their knees, they have also renamed World War II the European Civil War and 1946 is now Year 0!!
"The bars and restaurants surrounding the European Parliament are heaving. Money and drink flow freely. Little wonder."
I once saw a cartoon from Germany's Weimar Republic, showing well-fed, well-dressed diners sitting down to a slap-up meal... not realising that their table was right on the edge of a cliff. Somehow the analogy is a very apt one. If anyone knows the artist, please tell because I can't remember.
Bloody hell! I'm glad that my granddad isn't alive, because I know he would be horrified by this story. Airbrushing WW2 would prevent people from learning about the past, and we need to know the past in order to avoid the mistakes committed. If we're now operating on European time, that means that I was born in the year 39. Weird! Personally, I think that all kids learning about WW2 should be shown films like Downfall, so that they can see how much of a raving psycho Hitler was.