„Yes, it was a success. I know it. It was almost wholly unprepared. I had a success, my dear Nicolson, at the moment I most needed it. Now is the time to go.“
— Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947
Harold Nicolson's diary entry (10 December 1936) recording Baldwin's comments after listening to Baldwin's speech http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1936/dec/10/members-of-the-house-of-commons on the Abdication of Edward VIII. Quoted in Nigel Nicolson (ed.), Harold Nicolson: Diaries and Letters. 1930-1939 (London: Collins, 1966), p. 286.