Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Quote of the Day

Nicholas Macpherson in the Financial Times on the unsurprising -- but depressing -- embrace of Joseph Chamberlain by the May Tories --

Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Liberal prime minister between 1905 and 1908, and JM Keynes probably provide the most fitting epitaphs to Chamberlain’s career. The former said of him that he used “the foolishness of the fool and the vices of the vicious to overwhelm the sane and wise and sober”. The latter described him as a “fanatical charlatan”. It is a wonder that such a man can continue to have any influence today.

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