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

Wednesday’s Piece

“Many of the greatest tyrants on the records of history have begun their reigns in the fairest manner. But this unnatural power corrupts both the heart and the understanding.”

(Edmund Burke, 1729 – 1797)

John Lentell

19th November, 1969

Monday’s Piece

“The world is governed by go-betweens. These go-betweens influence the persons with whom they carry on intercourse by stating their sense to each of them as the sense of the other; and thus they reciprocally master both sides.”

(Edmund Burke, 1729 – 1797)

John Lentell

8th July ,1969

Sunday’s Piece

“Many of the greatest tyrants on the records of history have begun their reigns in the fairest manner. But thus unnatural power corrupts both the heart and the understanding.”

(Edmund Burke, 1729 – 1797)

John Lentell

15th June, 1969

Monday’s Piece

“A good person once said, that where mystery begins, religion ends. Cannot I say, as truly at least, of human laws, that where mystery begins, justice ends?”

(Edmund Burke, 1729 – 1797)

John Lentell

11th January, 1969