„I said to your predecessor: 'You know what they're all saying, no more coals to Newcastle, no more Hoares to Paris.' The fellow didn't even laugh.“

—  Jorge V do Reino Unido, Said to Anthony Eden on 23 December 1935 following the furore that erupted over the Hoare-Laval Pact. Quoted in Earl of Avon, Facing the Dictators (1962) pt.2 ch.1

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