All the recent fuss and confusion over Brexit reminds me of a British newspaper cartoon I saw round about 1971, before Britain entered the “Common Market” (as we called it back then). As I recall, it showed a group of eggs bearing the faces of Europe’s political leaders, perched on the rim of a frying pan. The egg with the face of Edward Heath, Britain’s Prime Minister, was speaking, and the cartoon caption was something like: “Gentlemen, suppose I don’t like being an omelette and want to go back to being an egg again?”
This prophetic cartoon deserves another airing. If only I could find it and see how accurate my recollections are.