"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Quote Of The Decade

"Last November Europe celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The contrast between Europe then and now demonstrates what the EU has accomplished in the intervening years. Despite the present economic crisis, Europe has never been freer, more stable and more prosperous, and the European Union deserves considerable credit for that.

"The EU is an institution of enormous importance to the United Kingdom and to British foreign policy. And although the Conservative Party has seldom shied away from frank criticism when we have thought the EU has collectively been getting things wrong, we have equally been the foremost champions of the EU’s greatest achievements – the single market and enlargement."

Markets plunge - again


  1. opsimathMay 19, 2010

    Sir Humphrey - spot on as always; what a brilliant sit-com that was - if it was one, of course!


  2. I have all the Yes Minister/Prime Minister episodes, nothing is new under the sun and for almost every current situation one episode or another will have dealt with it.

  3. Perhaps a fly on the wall documentary, Opsimath? It's still being repeated on one of the digital channels and you're right, Banned, it doesn't age and is still relevant today.


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