Gladstone and wife

Unlike her husband, she was a notoriously untidy person, habitually leaving her letters strewn on the floor in the well-founded faith that someone would eventually pick them up and post them. Her chests of drawers were similarly messy, and she was rarely much bothered with fancy attire. “What a bore you would have been,” she teased her husband, “if you had married someone as tidy as you are.”

It’s Gladstone and wife and the reason your humble blogger was even there was:

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/11/16/students-demand-university-rename/

If anyone was known for changing positions from High Tory to liberal, it was him. Does one condemn a man for his times, his former view or for his conduct in life?

“Horrified” students have launched a campaign to remove the name of four-time British Prime Minister William Gladstone from a University of Liverpool building, claiming he was insufficiently devoted to the abolition of slavery.

If anyone was known for changing position from High Tory to liberal, it was him. Does one condemn a man for his times, for his former view or for his conduct in life?

I saw, in passing, a reference to ‘curing’ the Millennials.  I’d like to say age and maturity will do it but the nagging issue is the shocking education they’ve had, as in nothing normal and natural.  Sadly, the Millennials are essentially lost to the evil muvvers who have done this to them.

5 comments for “Gladstone and wife

  1. November 18, 2017 at 11:28

    Gladstone was born in 1809, Britain abolished the slave trade in 1808. In 1833 when Gladstone was 24 it abolished slavery in the colonies. Also to be technical a great many of the slaves had their origins in tribal lands whose chiefs sold off their surplus or unwanted population. How many of the complainants are in fact descended from either the African chiefs or the Arab slave slave traders who did the original selling?

    • November 18, 2017 at 11:52

      I’m sure the niceties are entirely lost on the dear studenti.

  2. dearieme
    November 18, 2017 at 14:29

    I’m not a great fan of William Ewart but I still object to the antics of the student twerps.

    Dizzy was very fond of his wife but a little frustrated by her limitations. He once said that she could never remember who came first, the Greeks or the Romans.

    Worth looking at, this.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Anne_Disraeli

  3. Lord T
    November 20, 2017 at 13:55

    Anyone not a rabid fruitcake will be insufficiently devoted to the abolition of slavery to these nutters.

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