Friday, 19 September 2014

Ferocious in Battle. Magnanimous in Victory.

Much has been said this morning from all sides on the Scottish referendum.  It is not our role to comment on the outcome, but we do feel that, at times like these, real leadership can show it's face - particularly in the shape of magnanimity, in both victory and defeat.

Many of the leaders in this campaign have conducted themselves with such grace, and we are reminded of the wonderful speech made by Col Tim Collins just before the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003.  And given that there is so much coverage from Scotland today to which we can't add much, but we can remind you of this speech, a copy of which hung in the Oval Office.  It is recreated here by Kenneth Branagh for TV.

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