A brilliant quote by Polly Toynbee from comments made by Harold McMillan on Margaret Thatcher’s sale of public assets. McMillan was speaking at the time “with aristocratic disdain” to his fellow peers in the House of Lords.
“The sale of assets is common with individuals and the state when they run into financial difficulties. First the Georgian silver goes, and then all the nice furniture that used to be in the saloon. Then the Canalettos go.”
Exactly! That’s why I’m hanging on to the Canalettos.