Via [Washington Monthly](http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2007_01/010565.php) is this unbelievably strange [story in the Guardian](http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1990795,00.html):
> Britain and France talked about a “union” in the 1950s, even discussing the possibility of the Queen becoming the French head of state, it was reported today.
> When Mr Mollet’s request for a union failed, he quickly responded with another plan – that France be allowed to join the British commonwealth – which was said to have been met more warmly by Sir Anthony.
What the hell? Strangest thing I’ve seen in months.