Britain in the EU

"Sir Humphrey: Why do you suppose we went into it (the EU)?

Jim: To strengthen the brotherhood of free western nations.

Sir Humphrey: Oh really, we went in to screw the French by splitting them off from the Germans.

Jim: Why did the French go into it then?

Sir Humphrey: Well to protect their inefficient farmers from commercial competition.

Jim: It certainly doesn't apply to the Germans.

Sir Humphrey: Well no, they went in to cleanse themselves of genocide and apply for readmission to the human race.

Jim: I never heard such appalling cynicism."

From the BBC TV programme "Yes, Minister".

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