9th May. Europe Day! Yay.
Here's the Schuman Declaration from the 9th May 1950. If, like me, you're a Labour Party supporter, today is a good opportunity to go and pick an argument with a Tory. I'm going to the pub now to find one of the bastards. Not hard in dear dirty London.
Or, failing that, I'll settle for a sentimentalist nationalist who believes in the better yesterday of social democracy in one country*. Obviously, I prefer arguing with Tories though.
*Phrase nicked from memory from Panderson's stout blog.