Tag: Chris Hastings

“The Vintage Triumph” and Triumphs in My Life

“The Vintage Triumph” and Triumphs in My Life

All Tri­umphs All the Time: Issue 150 of The Vin­tage Tri­umph mag­a­zine, 2015 

Har­ry Barnes was to have been our first edi­tor, but quick­ly decid­ed he couldn’t do it. I was elect­ed, pro­duc­ing issues 1-18 from 1974 to 1977. Look­ing at those pro­duc­tions, I’m struck that while Tri­umphs haven’t changed much else has in half a life­time.

Annu­al dues were $10—equal to $48 today, but didn’t buy as much. Imag­ine a world with­out com­put­ers! You print­ed off sheets of clean, “cam­era-ready” type. We couldn’t afford type­set­ting; those who didn’t have elec­tric type­writ­ers put a brand new rib­bon in their Rem­ing­tons and banged hard on the keys.…

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Churchill’s “We are all in it together”

Churchill’s “We are all in it together”

Chris Hast­ings in The Mail on Sun­day  reports the “dis­cov­ery” that Churchill used the phrase “we are all in it togeth­er” in a Jubilee din­ner orga­nized by the Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Her Majesty’s Inspec­tor of Tax­es on 28 May 1952.

This, Hast­ings claims, shows that Chan­cel­lor of the Exche­quer George Osborne was being Churhcil­lian when he said recent­ly “We are all in this togeth­er” when talk­ing about the spend­ing cuts.

Churchill’s line was uncov­ered by his­to­ri­an Andrew Roberts and the Churchill Archives Cen­tre, in a cache of unpub­lished record­ings of Churchill speech­es found at Chartwell.…

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