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Sarkozy forgets European history

It is to be hoped that enough member states of the eurozone will have the guts to resist Sarkozy's demand that they forfeit yet more of their economic (and ultimately political) independence to the diktats of Brussels.

The European project, including the single currency, was instigated largely as a result of Franco-German animosity, which in the last century twice plunged Europe into misery and ruin.

Sarkozy seems to have forgotten that during the second of those catastrophes his country had to endure the humiliating loss of its freedom. He should know better than to expect other countries to meekly surrender their independence for the sake of the new-found Franco-German love affair.

ADRIAN MARLOWE

The Hague

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