"United Europe – United History: A Mission to Consolidate a Common Memory"That is bad enough in itself, but what he said as the Chairman is even worse,
Actually Mr Beazley I am not ashamed of our history. As a leading and pro-active member of the Atlantic alliance the UK stood up to the Communist threat as well as it could. Yes we let the eastern countries of Europe down at Yalta, yet in reality there was little option at the time. But it was the actions of people like Margaret Thatcher in alliance with the Americans and the Pope, against the teeth of sustained opposition from many countries in Western continental Europe including France and Germany that finally forced the collapse of the Communist system.
"Naturally, the fact that the fate of central and eastern Europe was surrendered to the control of the Soviet Union, is uncomfortable for many in western Europe, not least for my own country.
“During this terrible period in our collective history no one emerges with honour.”
To say that nobody emerges with honour was pandering to an audience and self-abasement, we should have nothing to do with it.