Saturday, December 26, 2015

Quote of the Day 26th December 2015

"It is true that the world has had to confront moments of darkness this year, but the Gospel of John contains a verse of great hope, often read at Christmas carol services: 'The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.'"

(Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her Christmas broadcast yesterday)

Queen Elizabeth is a most remarkable woman, and her experience of meeting or working with world leaders of every kind over such a long period must be unparalleled throughout history.

She has held regular meetings with every one of the twelve Prime Ministers who have held office over the sixty years from her accession during Sir Winston Churchill's last term as PM to David Cameron. She has also met almost every great statesman from powers allied to Britain and a great many of the most powerful figures from countries which were not.

Her speech yesterday was brilliant.

If you missed it, you should be able to watch it by clicking on the image above, or if that does not work, you can read the full text here.

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