Sunday, July 20

The Sunday Quote


To make up for the absence of The Sunday Quote last week today is a 'pack' of three Churchillian Quotes:-

''It cannot in the opinion of His Majesty's Government be classified as slavery in the extreme acceptance of the word without some risk of terminolgical inexactitude.

Winston Churchill in a speech in the House of Commons, 22 February 1906, referring to the government's denials of the exploitation of Chinese coolies in South Africa. ''

''I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.''

Winston Churchill in a BBC Radio broadcast, 1 October 1939.

''Sometimes truth is so precious, it must be attended by a body of lies.''

Churchill, when war-time Prime Minister speaking at the Tehran Conference in 1943. He was referring Specifically to Operation Overlord the code name for the Allied planed landings in Normandy which eventually took place in June 1944. The detailed plans were in no small part made successful by a series of imaginative and astonishingly effective deception operations.

Clearly all of the above quotes can apply to British politics in the early 21 Century!


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