“From that time onwards I had a strong suspicion that there was some mysterious power at work behind the scenes controlling the actions of the figures visibly taking part in the government of the country. I had not the least idea whence this power emanated, nor could I gauge its influence. I was in far too humble a position to make such lofty discoveries. Still, the feeling persisted. We always vaguely referred to this hidden control amongst ourselves as ‘The Treasury.'” Admiral Sir Barry Domville, RN. Assistant Secretary Imperial Defence Committee before the Great War.
“If the people really knew, the war would be stopped tomorrow. But, of course, they don’t know and they can’t know. The correspondents don’t write and the censorship would not pass the truth.” British Prime Minister David Lloyd George (1863-1945) speaking to the editor of the Manchester Guardian
“I strive not to throw Europe into this criminal adventure. But the States, even the British Crown, are not the masters of their destiny. Powers that elude us are promoting in Great Britain, as in other countries, special interests and an aberrant idealism.” Stanley Baldwin (1867-1947), English statesman; Leader of the Conservative Party & British Prime Minister 1924-29 and 1935-37(…)Source: