Tag: House of Commons

Churchill and the Kilkenny Cats

Churchill and the Kilkenny Cats

Or: “Is the U.S. Sen­ate like the Kilken­ny Cats?”

A Churchillian friend who has writ­ten to her Sen­a­tors emails:

This brief video by Sen­a­tor Rand Paul is a good exam­ple of why the Unit­ed States Con­gress has only a 10% approval rat­ing. Isn’t Sen­a­tor Reid in charge in the Sen­ate? The video explains why the Sen­ate is an insult to the Amer­i­can people.

I’ve giv­en up on the U.S. Sen­ate, myself. I’m glad some­body is still writ­ing them letters.

Will any read­er advise whether Sen­a­tor Paul won on his July 29th point of order, attempt­ing to get extra time to read a 600-page Sen­ate bill due for a vote in six or eight hours?…

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Churchill, Taxes, the War and the Vote

Churchill, Taxes, the War and the Vote

Writ­ing in The Inde­pen­dent on April 13th Dominic Law­son, son of Mar­garet Thatcher’s Chan­cel­lor of the Exche­quer, says that “the pub­lic want hon­esty, but not when it comes to their tax­es.” The vot­ers, Law­son argues force­ful­ly, will nev­er undo the gov­ern­ment enti­tle­ments that are bank­rupt­ing mod­ern democ­ra­cies. It is ludi­crous, he adds, for British Con­ser­v­a­tives to deplore the nation­al debt, and then “to pro­pose mea­sures which would do noth­ing to reduce it, but actu­al­ly increase it….as if Win­ston Churchill had declared, ‘I have noth­ing to offer but blood, toil, tears, sweat and tax cuts.’”…

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Youth vs. Maturity; Principle in Politics

Youth vs. Maturity; Principle in Politics

I am try­ing to ver­i­fy two quotes attrib­uted to Mr Churchill. Can you assist? 1. Youth is for free­dom and reform, matu­ri­ty for judi­cious com­pro­mise and old age is for sta­bil­i­ty and repose. 2. What is the use of Par­lia­ment if it is not the place where true state­ments can be brought before the peo­ple? What on earth is the use of send­ing Mem­bers to Par­lia­ment to say what they are told to say by Min­is­te­r­i­al plat­i­tude? What val­ue can we place on our par­lia­men­tary insti­tu­tions if con­stituen­cies return only lame, docile and sub­servient mem­bers who try to stamp on every form of inde­pen­dent judge­ment?…

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