I cannot allow Hugh Ash's article at the weekend, to circulate without a counter blast to his intemperate, vicious, chauvanistic remarks to go unchallenged. I can understand the present anti-EU feelings that abound, mainly whipped-up by the tabloids, especially The Sun, and its defunct sister paper, The News of the World, which deservedly was forced to shut down. But let us start at the beginning. The original impulse after the Second World War, was the resolve that never again would the countries of Europe go to war on each other again. In this, even Hugh Ash will agree that it has succeeded admirably.