Wednesday, May 10, 2006
The Government Fell Today
Today is the 66th anniversary of the fall of Neville Chamberlain's government and the 65th anniversary of the destruction of the House of Commons by a German bomb. I shall resist the temptation to attempt to draw analogies to today's government, but it makes you think. I was born in 1962 and throughout my entire childhood, the war was always in the background. And yet for people of my age we can't quite comprehend - even nowadays - what the previous generation endured. It was a long time ago - and yet it wasn't. That may sound odd, but I can't think of any other way of expressing it.