The former Pizza Express owner insisted that Angela Merkel should admit the fact that the European Union was only build on German guilt at the end of the Second World War. Luke Johnson generated a lot of discussions with his remarks, following a meeting at Bloomberg’s London headquarters, which was arguing Britain’s position in the European Union.
“Surely our focus should be on the current challenges and opportunities facing the European Union, rather than on rehearsing sweeping and reductive views of its origins that may alienate its partners,” commented the director of the Business for New Europe group, Alisdair McIntosh.
The German chancellor has organised her visit to meet David Cameron and assure him that through the new European Union treaty, the nation’s interest will be protected in a single market. Lawnson emphasized the fact that the two main languages of the European Union were English and French and questioned why the Germans don’t say it is German. Lawson was supported by Labour MP Gisela Stuart, who agreed that the European Union meant nothing else but the rehabilitation of Germany. She came to this conclusion after analyzing Merkel’s biographies, in which she suggested that Germany after war was shaped by the Holocaust and the United States, but the European Union was holding it together, The Huffington Post reports.
Lawson’s remarks continued when he insisted that the European Union is nothing else but a broken political bloc, which has no interest in an economic and trade area and that although we are all pro-Europe, the problem is the European Union, which doesn’t centre on new markets, but protects “vested interests.”
Helena Morrissey, the Newton Capital Management boss, compared the decision of Britain leaving the European Union with that of a wife in a bad relationship, saying that “You don’t have to know who your next husband will be, you just have to leave.” She argued that Britain would be very well out of the European Union and that at the moment the country is being held back by a “shrinking force.”
Morrissey’s remarks were followed by those of BNE chair Roland Rudd, who believes Britain should remain part of the European Union because things can be changed and “the completion of the single market would mean a boost of 110bn euros to the European economy.”
Dale Murray joined the debate, saying that things are going to change and emphasized the three strong points of reform in Europe: innovation, growth and innovation.