n.b. Koblenz, the meeting of rivers, like Norwich a centre of trade for hundreds of years, had to be rebuilt after the Second World War. Bombers from airfields in Norfolk would have been instrumental in those assaults, returning the blitz to Nazi Germany.
The twinning of Norwich and Koblenz was part of a pan-European programme of town twinning to restore bonds across the war-ravaged continent. The EU, committed to securing peace among its member states, developed from the ruins of Europe’s cities.
Now Brexit is “done” we will see the UK crawling back bit by bit. Today the actors’ union, Equity is calling for freedom of movement for its members. Fishermen want compensation for the loss of sales to EU member states. British firms are moving to the Netherlands, Belgium and France so they can continue to trade freely with our neighbours without Brexit imposed restrictions. And so on it goes.
n.b. Alexander Johnson wants freedom of movement for the British within the EU borders. Eh? I thought this was what you wanted to end? A wait of over 60 minutes for the British when queuing to pass into EU countries is just one more inconvenience that we can look forward to following the lies and deception and corruption and Russian sponsorship of the “winning” Brexit campaign. I have to laugh, otherwise I would weep.
n.b. Is this the last General Election of the country currently known as The United Kingdom? The three kingdoms of England (& Wales), Scotland and (Northern) Ireland united under an Act of Parliament on the appointment of James VI of Scotland to the English throne is coming apart at the seams.
The Tories, supposedly the Conservative & Unionist Party are tearing the country to pieces, but still they promise the earth to the gullible when they only deliver division and despair. “Britain deserves better” they cry…”than another Tory government!” the reply. Even in this slogan they have dropped any reference to Northern Ireland. “Avoid a Hung Parliament” they urge. Is this tongue in throat gallows humour? Don’t put ideas into peoples’ heads I advise.
n.n.b. The first monarch (James I) of the United Kingdom also had the title of King of France. This was a hang-over from earlier centuries when the descendants of Normandy ruled England after the invasion of 1066 CE. Which just shows that the aristocracy’s tendency to be out of touch (e.g. Rees-Mogg) is nothing new.