Friday, August 29, 2014

Wyndham at 151

The Rt. Hon. George Wyndham MP151 years ago today, George Wyndham – the “die-hard” Commons opposition leader to Parliament Act 1911was born.

To quote:

When [the Prime Minister] came to this point in his speech yesterday he was kind enough to say that he did not challenge the sincerity of those who believe—as we do sincerely believe—that this measure will erect a despotic Single Chamber rule, and becoming more and more impressive in his manner he wound up that portion of his speech by saying that this was the most unsubstantial nightmare that had ever affected the imagination. As his manner became more and more impressive so did the matter which he was unfolding become less and less convincing.

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