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A nation trying to tax itself to prosperity is rather like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle - Winston Churchill
On this day:
The Second Battle of Lincoln - 1217, Shakespeare’s Sonnets Published - 1609, Battle of Wakefield - 1643, The Great Bexhill Waterspout and Tornado - 1729, The Last English Duel - 1845
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