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14.04.2019 - 11:44 [ Spectator ]

A stubborn Conservative PM attempting to negotiate with Germany? Not Theresa May but Neville Chamberlain

If there are any parallels to be drawn with the nation’s current predicament vis-à-vis an overbearing and bullying European power, it is perhaps in the words of Baldwin’s cousin Rudyard Kipling: that if you keep paying the Danegeld, you will never get rid of the Dane. Or, as Churchill put it: ‘An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.’