A price that England has long paid for its openness and tolerance is that, when the country is under threat of foreign powers seeking to take over, there have been traitors who have engaged with those foreign powers.
The latest threat is of course from the EU, which is desperately seeking to retain and then expand control over the UK’s laws, waters, animals, trading arrangements etc etc.
Bizarrely, Dominic Grieve and others do not deny that they have been engaging with the EU behind the government’s back, to assist the EU in the bringing about such vassalage. They think that is perfectly fine!
It is not clear that they have a very good grasp of history. Happily for them, hanging (with or without the drawing and the quartering) has been abolished.
|Spain, under Philip||Anthony Babington, hanged, drawn and quartered 1586|
|France, under Napoleon||Wolfe Tone, committed suicide 1798, having been sentenced to be hanged for treason|
|Germany, under Kaiser Wilhelm||Michael Collins, shot in an ambush 1922|
|Germany, under Hitler||William Joyce, hanged for treason 1946|