Tuesday’s Piece

“Parliament is not a congress of ambassadors from different and hostile interests; ….parliament is a deliberative assembly of one nation, with one interest, that of the whole; where, not local purposes, not local prejudices ought to guide, but the general good, resulting from the general reason of the whole. You choose a member indeed, but when you have chosen him, he is not a member of (Bristol), but he is a member of parliament.”

(Edmund Burke, 1729 – 1797)

John Lentell

30th March, 1970

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