Our shopkeepers will get us back on track
Column by Gareth Davies, Grantham MP
It was the French leader Napoleon Bonaparte who once quipped that England was “a nation of shopkeepers”, apparently seeking to imply that we were a country without ambition and therefore not prepared for war with his French military.
He, of course, was proven wrong about that, and completely misjudged the fact that our country is powerful because of our shopkeepers.
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