"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, 14 September 2011

There Are Bitter Weeds In England

"This is a fight for what Europe represents in the world. This is a fight for European integration itself." ex-Maoist Jose Manuel Barroso

"Never give in - never, never, never, never.
In nothing great or small, large or petty,
Never give in except to convictions
Of honour and good sense."

What was the point?


  1. Wherever Winnie is, one things for sure. He'll be kicking someone's arse in frustration!

  2. I had read that, at the time of this speech, Churchill had suggested the amalgamation of Britain and France but the French rejected his advances.

  3. @ Mr W - well he's not here for sure, and neither is any politician of his stature.

    @ McG I remember reading that quite recently. It could be a euro propaganda myth for all I know. If it's true we have reason to be grateful to the French - they wanted to keep us out of the Common Market too - if only they'd been as successful.


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