Stanley Baldwin
Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG
Order of the Garter
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, PC
Privy Council of the United Kingdom
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 (3 August 1867 – 14 December 1947) was a British
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Conservative Party (UK)
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 politician, who dominated the government in his country between the two world wars. Three times Prime Minister
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, he is the only one to serve under three different monarchs (George V
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, Edward VIII and George VI).

Baldwin first entered the House of Commons in 1908 as the Member of Parliament for Bewdley
Bewdley (UK Parliament constituency)
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, and held government office in the coalition ministry of David Lloyd George
David Lloyd George
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A lot of hard-faced men who look as if they had done very well out of the war.

Of the new MPs elected in 1918; quoted by John Maynard Keynes in Economic Consequences of the Peace, Ch. 5

If I did not believe that our work was done in the faith and hope that at some day, it may be a million years hence, the Kingdom of God|Kingdom of God will spread over the whole world, I would have no hope, I could do no work, and I would give my office over this morning to anyone who would take it.

Speech to the British and Foreign Bible Society (2 May 1928); published in This Torch of Freedom (1935), pp. 92 - 93

Tom Mosley is a cad and a wrong 'un and they will find it out.

On Oswald Mosley (21 June 1929). "They" were the Labour Party which had recently won a general election. Quoted in Whitehall Diary : Volume II (1969) by Thomas Jones, p. 195.

What the proprietorship of these papers is aiming at is power, and power without responsibility — the prerogative of the harlot through the ages.

Baldwin is here quoting his cousin Rudyard Kipling (17 March 1931)

I think it well ... for the man in the street to realise that there is no power on earth that can protect him from being bombed. Whatever people may tell him, the bomber will always get through. The only defence is offence, which means that you will have to kill women and children more quickly than the enemy if you want to save yourselves.

Statement of (10 November 1932), as quoted in Baldwin : A Biography by Keith Middlemas and John Barnes (1969), p. 735