In the European Parliament on Tuesday 19 September, Claire lays out her case against the cynical manipulation of historical Remembrance for clear political ends in oppose to supporting genuine commemoration. She accuses the EPP (European People’s Party) and Renew for using the historic remembrance to promote EU expansionism and federalism. She then focuses her attention onto the S&D for trivialising the fight against authoritarianism to promote illiberal and censorious regulations likely silence opponents and curtail free speech.
Claire then goes onto the pay tribute to the French and Jewish resistances’ and the many left-wing agitators who thought against fascism over Europe and says this act of bravery and courage is concrete proof that European solidarity is not an EU invention. She concludes by criticising the EU’s selective remembrance of the Second World War.