Our national history is bound up with our fellow Europeans. We have grown and fallen together and grown again. We have now been growing together for 60 years. I can claim great British figures of history as part of my cultural history and identity, as a European I can say the same of the great Europeans ones. We have developed off each other in so many ways. Now, we have reshaped the world in a remarkable way together. Europe is the shinning city on the hill and the European Ideal it's brightest light. A guide to others.

Ruth St John