Tagged: Quotes & sayings

Sir Edward Grey, on the eve of WW1

National Archives:  On 3 August 1914 Grey was speaking to his friend, the journalist John Alfred Spender, editor of the Westminster Gazette, in Grey’s room in the Foreign Office. Looking out from his window, across St. James’ Park, it was dusk and the first of the gas lights along the Mall were being lit. The next day Grey would have to face the Cabinet and to persuade them that the time had now come to declare war on Germany.

The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.


They just don’t want to talk about inequality

A nice observation from Russell Brand (sorry, can’t find the original source, I think it may be an edit of a comment in The Guardian):

When I was poor and I complained about inequality they said I was bitter, now I’m rich and I complain about inequality they say I’m a hypocrite. I’m starting to think they just don’t want to talk about inequality.

The Sun’s recent attempts to smear Brand as hypocritical (and on what subject can they have greater expertise?) does rather prove his point.