Yes. The EU has always been a peace project as well as a politico-economic one. A primary motive for Churchill and others instrumental in thought around the European project after WWII, something which the hysterical Brexiters who scream about saving the world from the Nazis prefer not to mention.Panthera Tigris said:As per my earlier posts on Northern Ireland. I just finished watching a Dateline special on this very topic on SBS. Not sure if anyone else on here watched it?
Made the very points that I made previously, that with both the UK & the Republic of Ireland being EU members, this formed the underlying building block that enabled a peace deal to be agreed upon. Without this element, there would have been no peace deal.
As part of the programme, they interviewed some militant Republicans who were never happy with the peace deal. They smugly declared that they actually see Brexit as an opportunity to renew their movement and kick things off again. They had been denied oxygen for so long under the peace arrangement and they seemed rather satisfied that it now gives their movement an afterlife.
Also explains Putin and the Russian trollfarms attempts to promote Brexit by hook or by crook. A weaker Europe and a weaker NATO is good for Russia. Putin's man in Pennsylvania Avenue has been doing his bit.