Was the Second World War fought in vain? From the point of view of British sovereignty you might think so. The United Kingdom is now a subjugated country, ruled by an undemocratic foreign regime. What the might of the Wehrmacht could not achieve, the masters of the European Union have had handed to them on a plate by treaty without a shot fired. I suppose the British can console themselves with the thought that if one is going to lose one's sovereignty Brussels now is obviously preferable to Berlin then; but surely neither would have been better, and given that the latter was repelled at great cost, what a pity to have let the former have it for free.
10 April 2012