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We few, we happy few

I found myself reflecting on my last EU-related rebellion and some words spoken privately to me by a senior Conservative MP at the time. It put me in mind of Henry V, for better or for worse. In Act 4, Scene 3, once Gloucester, Bedford, Westmoreland, Exeter and Salisbury have […]

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Paradise Lost

This quote in a political text inspired me to read Paradise Lost: I give not Heav’n for lost. From this descent Celestial vertues rising, will appear More glorious and more dread than from no fall, And trust themselves to fear no second fate…. — Milton, PL ii, 14-17 Intriguing. The […]

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A little light Shakespeare

Henry V, Act 4, Scene 3: If we are mark’d to die, we are enow To do our country loss; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour. God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, […]

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