"I have always greatly admired the sheer grit and sense of comradely and community spirit that existed in England throughout 'The Second World War,' years and wonder where it all went to since then.
At a significant time in world history, this small country stood alone against the threat posed by Adolf Hitler to rule and control every country in the whole of Europe. This small country was great enough then to conquer the European tyrant, and in my view it remains great enough despite its size, to do so again!
Even during 'The Blitz' when London got bombed to smithereens and was reduced to streets of rubble; even then, we held our heads high as a proud nation and battled on. The milk was still delivered on time, though there often be no door step remaining to put it on. Even houses reduced to rubble could not destroy the welcoming door step of every home. The bruised and battered door steps were lifted from beneath the rubble, washed down and whitened for use another day!
As a nation, we have voted to leave the European Union, so, whatever your prior view as to whether we should remain or leave, let's us please get behind our Prime Minister, get on with it and get the best deal possible! As a country, we must believe in ourselves once more and have greater faith in our abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in our own powers we cannot be successful or happy. There is nothing of itself that is negative in pride as being proud can be be both good and bad. 'Good pride' represents our dignity and self-respect and 'bad pride' is the sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance." William Forde: May 17th, 2017.