I cannot believe that in the twentieth century the British people are by their deliberate vote going to constitute this assembly – a fraction of whom no doubt are men of real eminence and dignity, but the great majority of whom are quite ordinary people of the well-to-do class with all the narrowest prejudices and special interests of that class – I cannot believe that you by your votes are going to constitute them the main foundation on which the governing power in our land is reposed. I cannot believe the middle classes and the working classes, who after all have only to use their voting strength to get their own way, are going to degrade and cast away their own voting powers which their fathers won for them in the past...I cannot believe that the electors are going obsequiously to hand over their most vital constitutional right, namely, to choose the Chamber that governs the Government, to an antiquated body of titled persons utterly beyond their control. - Winston Churchill

There is nothing economically unsound in Read more
"All civilization", said Lord Curzon, quoting Read more
We have entered upon a period of crisis and Read more
The House of Lords have only been tolerated all Read more
We have left the wilderness of phrases and Read more
There is no difficulty in vindicating the Read more
The social conditions of the British people in Read more
Why should five hundred or six hundred titled Read more
The greatest danger to the British Empire and to Read more
The quarrel between a tremendous democratic Read more
The Budget, and the policy of the Budget, is the Read more
What is the use of living, if it be not to strive Read more
Liberalism supplies at once the higher impulse Read more
I submit respectfully to the House as a general Read more
The whole tendency of civilization is...towards Read more
The conditions of the Transvaal ordinance under Read more
I look forward to the universal establishment of Read more
For my own part I have always felt that a Read more
The mood and temper of the public in regard to Read more
Politics are almost as exciting as war, and – q Read more
The unnatural and increasingly rapid growth of Read more
The doc­trines that by keep­ing out for­eign go Read more
'I propose that 100,000 degenerate Britons should Read more
Governments create nothing and have nothing to Read more
The British Navy is to us a necessity and, from Read more
The ability to foretell what is going to happen Read more
Everything tends towards catastrophe and collapse Read more
In former days, when wars arose from individual Read more