It was the day,
seventy years ago this Tuesday, when the British Army at war with Germany
switched their allegiance, opening fire upon – and arming Greek collaborators
with the Nazis to fire upon – a civilian crowd in Syntagma Square.
Isolation from Europe and
an end to immigration are disastrous policies derived not from patriotism but
from a racial myth whose most vociferous advocate was Enoch Powell. His
pernicious legacy endures.