This House divided must act with honour, stop hiding, and seek a new mandate from the people

By Dr Alan Mendoza

At times of crisis, it is sometimes tempting to seek solace in scripture.

As the US Civil War approached in 1858, a senatorial candidate for Illinois – a certain Abraham Lincoln – clearly thought so.

In his famous “House Divided” speech – during what proved to be a failed campaign but one that set him up for his presidential run – Lincoln decried the continued impasse within the Union between northern and southern states on the issue of slavery.

 

Read the full article in City A.M.

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