It is a principle of British politics, and no doubt of the politics of other countries — it is certainly a principle to which I subscribe wholeheartedly — that one does not, when abroad, criticise the policies of one’s own government nor attack one’s political opponents — or even one’s political friends! There are ample opportunities for doing so at home, and it is at home that one should seek to alter, if necessary, the external as well as internal policies of one’s country. However, there are exceptions which prove rules; and I believe that the subject on which I have undertaken to address you this evening is such an exception.
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