Ugh! Had something of a shudder this morning. During BBC Breakfast's reporting of the UN's entry into Macedonia and Sophie Raworth asked Jeremy Bowen, what they were doing there. Jeremy, out in the field where he belongs and where he's at his best seemed to step forward slightly and in his darkest tones said, 'To prevent war in Europe.' I shuddered because in Britiain we tend to think of Europe as all of the countries closest to us - and as safe as can be - Germany aren't likely to invade France again any time soon so we'll be OK. It doesn't occur to us that all of the principalities on the other side may not be too stable. Especially if the old grudge match between Turkey and Greece is re-ignited. As Jeremy said those five words, as I pulled on my socks, I suddenly felt very helpless.

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