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Churchill's forecast

Thanks to Blognor Regis for bringing us Churchill's chilling and accurate forecast from 1945 - a snippet:

Here in old England, in Great Britain, of which old England forms no inconspicuous part, in this glorious Island, the cradle and citadel of free democracy throughout the world, we do not like to be regimented and ordered about and have every action of our lives prescribed for us. In fact we punish criminals by sending them to Wormwood Scrubs and Dartmoor, where they get full employment, and whatever board and lodging is appointed by the Home Secretary.

Socialism is, in its essence, an attack not only upon British enterprise, but upon the right of the ordinary man or woman to breathe freely without having a harsh, clumsy, tyrannical hand clapped across their mouths and nostrils. A Free Parliament - look at that - a Free Parliament is odious to the Socialist doctrinaire. Have we not heard Mr. Herbert Morrison descant upon his plans to curtail Parliamentary procedure and pass laws simply by resolutions of broad principle in the House of Commons, afterwards to be left by Parliament to the executive and to the bureaucrats to elaborate and enforce by departmental regulations?

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Thanks for the reminder of our glorious and forever lost past. I suspect the keen young minds of New Labour would now see Churchill as an unfathomable dinosaur who said what he thought, smoked too much, drank too much, and was obese. I bet they would love it if he was alive today. All those character flaws to be corrected.

Amen to that!

In our hour of darkness we have to find someone a bit better than Dave Camer-wrong

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