Two great quotes from The New European newspaper.

Stephan Richter 24 March p. 12.
Sovereignty gains them nothing in the real world. Nobody can eat sovereignty.

Dr M M Gilchrist p 2 letters
I hoped we had moved on – that on an internet-connected world, we can build our own affinities based on our interests, regardless of location – but the Nationalists still cling to the myth that geographical proximity matters more than familial, social, cultural or intellectual ties.