On the grounds of the Petit Palais in Paris stands a bronze statue of Winston Churchill. It was sculpted by a Frenchman and recalls the day in November 1944 that the British Prime Minister visited the French capital soon after the end of the Nazi occupation.
The statue was erected in tribute to Churchill's wartime leadership -- but also his vision for Europe. A few months after that visit to Paris, Churchill spoke of the need "to re-create the European family," with Germany and France at its heart.
"We must build a kind of United States of Europe," he said.
More than 70 years later, the European family seems altogether more enthusiastic about the project than Churchill's own compatriots.
The European Union is arguably the world's most powerful union. And the Brexit referendum is the biggest decision Brits have faced in a generation.
So, you can guess why there's such wailing and gnashing of teeth about Thursday's monumental vote. But if y