Archive for george tierney

Worth a second outing: Great Liberal Speeches: sacrificing the constitution on the altar of public security

13 August 2010 , , ,
Welcome to a series where old posts are revived for a second outing for reasons such as their subject has become topical again, they have aged well but were first posted when the site’s readership was only a tenth or less of what it is currently or they got published and the site crashed, hiding [...]

Great Liberal Speeches: George Tierney on sacrificing the constitution on the altar of public security

11 April 2009 ,
I was one of the contributors to Great Liberal Speeches. Here is my introduction to the selected speech from George Tierney, followed by the speech itself. The issues are arguments are still very pertinent today. George Tierney, who led the Whigs in the Commons between 1817 and 1821, was born in 1761 in Gibraltar to […]