I have always seen myself as European, having a German father and many German relatives.
I studied French and German to degree level and have been a modern languages teacher for
almost 25 years. The countries of Europe have always been at war with one another,
culminating in the two world wars and I believe that the creation of the EU has resulted in
more than 70 years of peace. Britain must remain part of an EU that is aiming for ever closer
union and permanent peace throughout the continent.