The great polemicist Richard Littlejohn has a phrase that sits alongside Victor Meldrew's "I don't believe it!" as being increasingly apt.
Littlejohn frequently says "You Couldn't Make It Up" (and it became the name of a book he published) - and for good reason.
Increasingly we find ourselves shaking our heads as yet another astonishing pronouncement comes from on high that we, the governed, are expected to take in our strides.
Latest project: The EU plans to open a £44m museum to promote 'an awareness of European identity'
But what I found most offensive of all is that World War II is to be described as "the European Civil War".
That's right: a European Civil War that saws millions fight and die in theatres around the world in places as diverse as Tobruk, Pearl Harbour and the Burma Railway.
What greater calculated insult can there be to those from India, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and across the world who fought and died to defend freedom from Nazi and Japanese tyranny?
Europhiles love to decry those of us who want Britain to become an independent nation state as "little Englanders" - despite the fact that we want Britain to continue its role as a global trading nation.
In truth the proposal to redesignate World War II as the European Civil War shows Europhiles to be "little Europeans" - insular, arrogant and inward-looking.
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