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A vacuous slogan?

The European Parliament today held a hearing entitled “Unity in Diversity”, one of the EU’s more hypocritical slogans, on the role that religious belief should play in society after ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.

“Unity in diversity” is one of those wishy washy terms that often become rather meaningless. But wouldn’t the EU be a much better place if this maxim, rather than that of “ever close union”, was the one that prevailed, be it the EU’s respect for religious differences to respect for the existing member states’ differing legal systems, cultures and social and employment practices?

Guess that’s not what the EU really meant though is it..

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