Harold Macmillan to Oswald Mosley

“You must be mad. Whenever the British feel strongly about anything, they wear grey flannel trousers and tweed jackets.”

[ Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1930s explaining to Oswald Mosley, on Mosley's proposal to set up the British fascist political party, why British fascism will never catch on if he insists on making his members wear black shirts. ]

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