One of the key backers of Britain's campaign to leave the European Union was booed and accused of using Nazi propaganda techniques as he spoke Tuesday morning at a special session of the European Parliament in Brussels.
U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage vowed that the United Kingdom would not be the last member state to leave the E.U. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted that the E.U. would survive without the U.K.
History professor Bernhard Rieger talks to Here & Now's Robin Young about the circumstances that led to the formation of the E.U.
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Bernhard Rieger, professor of modern and contemporary history at University College London.
This segment aired on June 28, 2016.