Saturday, 7 September 2013

Sticks and Stones

So Russia think we are a small Island that nobody listens to. The press, especially the BBC, had a field day suggesting this was a sign that Britain's influence in the world was on the wane. Even the briefest research shows that this is not the first time. Let us remind ourselves what the French General's report to their Government before they surrendered to the Nazi Tyranny. 

"In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken". Churchill responded "Some chicken, Some neck"

Another famous Frenchman in another century said that we were;

"a nation of shopkeepers."

Napoleon was paraphrasing Adam Smith who wrote about a nation governed by shopkeepers. This is ironic as we were once governed by a shopkeeper and she said;

"I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally it means they haven't a single political argument left"

Nuff Said

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