"All nationalists have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts. A British Tory will defend self-determination in Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them, and there is almost no kind of outrage — torture, the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians — which does not change its moral colour when it is committed by ‘our’ side." - George Orwell in Notes on Nationalism
"There were few who thought him a starter,
There were many who thought themselves smarter,
But he ended PM, CH, and OM,
An Earl and a Knight of the Garter"