Sunday, October 1

The Sunday Quote

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves.”

William Pitt the Younger - 18 November 1783, in his response to the East India Bill, put together by Edmund Buke and introduced by Charles James Fox on behalf of the Fox-North coalition.

A quote that is worth concidering in view of the raft of past and future legislation that does and intends to give more power to authoritarian politicians and officials, whether in Brussels and Whitehall, pleading internal and external security, the break-down of law and order (and who brought that about, one wonders).

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