„The great Powers of the world today as they look at the armaments they have built up, find themselves hopelessly frustrated. If that be the case, what is the use of speaking about first-class, second-class and third-class Powers? That is surely the wrong language to use. It does not comply with contemporary reality. What we have to seek is new ways of being great, new modes of pioneering, new fashions of thought, new means of inspiring and igniting the minds of mankind. We can do so.“
— Aneurin Bevan Welsh politician 1897 - 1960
Hansard, House of Commons, 5th series, vol. 562, cols. 1404-5. Speech in the House of Commons, 19 December 1956.