The story of David Steel and the bombing of Greenland

A little curiosity from history for the weekend.

I’ve been reading then Liberal Party leader David Steel’s party conference speech from 1976, as you do.

That speech included this:

I have been leader of the Party for less than three months. During this short period I have not lacked advice on what I should do … These submissions have ranged from the useful through the exotic – such as the plea that I could end the nation’s drought by advocating the selected dropping of atomic bombs in Greenland – to the downright byzantine, such as that from the lady who was convinced that I could be sitting in Number 10 within the year if only I could persuade the Liberal Party to adopt as part of its manifesto the introduction of licensing for cats.

Yes, well.

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