Stanley Baldwin Quote

It is no ready made article; it has grown through the centuries as native to our country and people as the oak, ash, or thorn. It has given her people freedom and taught them the difference between freedom and licence. That is the Constitution that is threatened today, not quite openly yet, by the Socialist Party in their conference, tendenciously by sketching a course of action which if it takes place means the destruction of the Constitution. You may dispute that as much as you like, but in effect taking away the executive power of the House of Commons is the way every tyranny starts. It is proletarian Hitlerism and nothing else, and it can be nothing else. I want you to realize it in time.


Speech in Birmingham (6 October, 1933).

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It is no ready made article; it has grown through the centuries as native to our country and people as the oak, ash, or thorn. It has given her...

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It is no ready made article; it has grown through the centuries as native to our country and people as the oak, ash, or thorn. It has given her...

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It is no ready made article; it has grown through the centuries as native to our country and people as the oak, ash, or thorn. It has given her...

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It is no ready made article; it has grown through the centuries as native to our country and people as the oak, ash, or thorn. It has given her...