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Remarks on the unveiling of the renovated Red Lion in High Wycombe, where Disraeli and Churchill spoke

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Yesterday, local people met in High Wycombe town centre for the unveiling of our historic Red Lion after its renovation. I was absolutely delighted to see it in such magnificent condition. I truncated my remarks a little but here is my intended speech: We meet today on St George’s Day, the traditional birthday of Shakespeare, to unveil a statue which reminds us that Wycombe is an important historic place in the life of our country. This is a place of Disraeli […]

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Quote of the Day from Sybil by Benjamin Disraeli – 1845

Nor have the demoralising consquences of the funding system on the more favoured classes been less decided. It has made debt a national habit; it has made credit the ruling power, not the exceptional auxiliary, of all transactions; it has introduced a loose, inexact, haphazard, and dishonest spirit in the conduct of both public and private life; a spirit dazzling and yet dastardly; reckless of consquence and yet shrinking from responsibility. And in the end, it has so overstimulated the […]

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