„If anyone asks me who was responsible for the British policy leading up to the war, I should, as a Labour man myself, make a confession and say: "All of us". We refused absolutely to face the facts. When the issue came of arming or rearming millions of people in this country... we refused to face the real issue at a critical moment. But what is the good of blaming anybody? We cannot make our action retrospective whatever we do. We have to start from now and try to do the best we can.“

—  Ernest Bevin, Hansard, House of Commons, 5th series, vol. 373, col. 1362. Speech in the House of Commons, 29 July 1941.
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