- IEF 16030
- 16 jun 2016
Dear British IP friends,
We will miss you. We will be much weakened and diminished without you.
It has been an immense privilege travelling a considerable part of the long and winding road to unity with you. It will be difficult reaching our goal of unity in the interest of lasting peace and prosperity without you.
We will sorely miss your sense of tradition, history, innate civility, benign conservatism, libertarian- and contrarian streaks, eccentricity, sense of fairness and humour. Your DNA, however, is woven into our union and we will therefore always recognize you as our brothers.
We will from now on be an incomplete family. We are left as orphans in the largest English-speaking IP jurisdiction in the world without native speakers to guide us.