WORDS FROM THE GREAT MAN

The Brexit saga rumbles on, with heated words from both sides, but it is worth recalling the words of

Sir Winston Churchill that resonate strongly down the years.

"But we have our own dream and our own task.  We are with Europe but not of it.  We are linked,

but not comprised.  We are interested and associated, but not absorbed."

I think his choice of the word "absorbed" has historical relevance for us today, with the EU's policy

of ascendancy over the member states, of which we are but one.  We are undeniably "absorbed".

And how prophetic of the great man to remark:

"There is a forgotten - nay, almost forbidden - word, which means more to me than any other.

That word is ENGLAND."

When was the last time, dear reader, that you saw it listed on any official document or heard

it mentioned, except in terms that border on alarmist or racist?  I wonder what WSC would

have to say about that?

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John Marks

Thu 10th Nov 2016 22:48

106 years since that bully imperialist
Set his troops on the striking miners
Of the Rhondda. 106 years. Gone but not forgotten. Remember Tonypandy.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 8th Nov 2016 16:25

Perhaps WSC preferred the history he helped so substantially to serve - and preserve.
His choice of "absorbed" >e.g. swallowed up> was...and
is on the money.

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Harry O'Neill

Mon 7th Nov 2016 16:02

M.C.
My respect and gratitude to Churchill is as great as anyone`s But for any educated man to completely ignore history and say we are not of Europe is almost heroically
ignoring that history... He must have been absorbed in his war games...or maybe blinded by his great patriotic vision of riding on elephants in the great British Empire...(by the way, whatever became of that?) I know, Mrs May is over there with a begging bowl.

For Churchill - of all people - to ignore the history of his own country is unforgivable.

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