1. Exquisite Tweets from @djmgaffneyw4, @billymac1964, @IanMoules

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    Interesting casuistry here. W'out UK, EU becomes more integrated, making it less attractive to UK remainers, so can discount remainer views.

    gabyhinsliff @
    This Philip Hammond interview on Brexit in Die Welt brings quite a lot of clarity to things welt.de/english-news/a…

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    djmgaffneyw4

    Declan Gaffney

    'historically we have never been a nation that was focused on continental Europe'. Remind us where exactly you were 'focused'?

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    djmgaffneyw4

    Declan Gaffney

  2. All those wars in France from Edward III all the way through to 1815 must have been a strange dream in another universe

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    billymac1964

    Billy MacInnes

    And given that the ruling class after 1066 came from France, it's hard to see how he can take that view

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    Billy MacInnes

  3. Missing tweet: 820609732956319744

  4. Politicians who like to appeal to history tend to know nothing about history in my experience.

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    djmgaffneyw4

    Declan Gaffney

  5. Not to mention looking to The Netherlands and Germany for kings in 1688 and 1714

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    billymac1964

    Billy MacInnes

  6. And World War One, the obsession with maintaining a balance of power in Europe, Crimera. The list is long.

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    IanMoules

    Ian Moules