Letters - Letter of the week

Charles de Gaulle rightly viewed the UK as Washington's Trojan horse, hence his veto ("This is a Europe we have seen before", 6 June). Enoch Powell wished the founding six the best of luck in their endeavours for an ever closer union, but knew it wouldn't suit the UK. Georges Pompidou, alas, thought he knew better and lifted de Gaulle's veto. London proceeded to lead the wideners to ultimate victory over the deepeners. Denis MacShane might not have put it like this, but perfidious Albion has won again.

Yugo Kovach

Twickenham, Middlesex

This article first appeared in the 13 June 2005 issue of the New Statesman, G8 protest: how far should you go?