"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Friday, November 05, 2010

All just a little bitta history repeating (III)

Sound familiar?
The interest of Newfoundland is not the interest of John Diefenbaker or William J. Browne. These two men have betrayed Newfoundland. They have betrayed Newfoundland. They are traitors to Newfoundland. Perhaps Mr. Diefenbaker is not a traitor because he is not a Newfoundlanders, but William J. Browne is a traitor to his country, to his Province, and no one can sit in this House and represent him without betraying Newfoundland. And I appeal from my heart to the heart of the Leader of the Opposition... I appeal to him to break away from Diefenbaker and Browne, push them where they belong, and take our side, take his place on the side of Newfoundland, the Newfoundland people, come over here and join the new party or the Liberal Party or if not, if he doesn't like these two, just move away to the right or to the left, but get away from the Tories, get away from Diefenbaker and get away from Browne and vote for Newfoundland.
– Joey Smallwood in the House of Assembly, during the Term 29 debate, July 27, 1959, as quoted in William J. Browne, “And now... Eighty-seven years a Newfoundlander”. St. John's: Dicks, 1981, p. 287.

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At 6:03 AM, November 05, 2010 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...


Some older Tories must be just shaking themselves in disbelief.

At 10:06 AM, November 05, 2010 , Blogger Mark said...

Ed - replace "some older tories" with "any sane person".


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