"It will never work with all those Huns, wops and dagos."
- The Queen Mother (1900-2002) in the early 1990’s, commenting on the European Union, a political and economic union of 27 member states, established in 1993. Quoted in a new book It’s a PC World by BBC presenter Edward Stourton, to whom she addressed the words in a conversation after learning that Stourton had just returned from Europe to cover the proposed EU. He comments that “I thought that what she had said was nasty and ugly. … The Queen Mother came from a certain generation when people did talk like that."
Source: The Guardian, http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/nov/10/queen-mother-royals-media-bbc