Patriots Don’t Resign

“The glorious Brexit heroes of yesterday are the sad heroes of today,” Juncker told Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. “Those who have contributed to the situation in the UK have resigned – Johnson, Farage and others. They are as it were retro-nationalists, they are not patriots. Patriots don’t resign when things get difficult; they stay.”

Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European commission, The Guardian, July 5

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“The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.”

Attributed to the Duke of Wellington.

David Cameron and Boris Johnson are Etonians. Nigel Farage went to Dulwich College, also a public, i.e., private, school.

Duke of Wellington


One response to “Patriots Don’t Resign

  1. Michael Gundy

    A farm dog chases a car along a bucolic lane. The car stops, then what? A moment of truth. If you are a Brexit politico, you resign. BAD dog!