View Full Version : Britain and France: A pre-EU partnership

15-01-07, 19:15
I was listening to the radio this morning and a news article came up on how French Prime Minister Guy Mollet proposed a union between France and the UK in 1956, and if that wasn't accepted for France to become a member of the Commonwealth and accept the Queen as head of State.
Full Article Here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6261885.stm)
I wondered if it had worked, and if so how would Europe be today?

15-01-07, 19:26
I also find the idea preposterous. Why would France and Britain be unified under a single monarchy ? The French would have rejected any monarchy in the 1950's, as they would now.

16-01-07, 17:35
Sounds a bit crazy to me! Different countries they are with water between them an all! :mad:

Would have been interesting at any rate... but a failure waiting to happen imo. :blush: