Friday, October 30, 2015

What is the use of Parliament? Churchill speaks!

What is the use of Parliament if it is not the place where true statements can be brought before the people?

What is the use of sending members to the House of Commons who just say popular things of the moment and merely endeavour to give satisfaction to the Government by cheering loudly every ministerial platitude and by walking through the lobbies oblivious of the criticisms they hear?

People talk about our Parliamentary institutions and Parliamentary democracy but if these are to survive it will not be because the Constituencies return tame docile subservient members and try to stamp out every form of independent judgement”.   Winston Churchill 14 March 1939.

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