I have been reading the autobiography, Memory, Hold-The-Door of my favourite writer, John Buchan, first printed in 1940.
He writes, ‘I was of a conservative cast of mind, very sensible of the past, approving renovation but not innovation. Lord Falkland’s classic confession of faith might have been mine – When it is not necessary to change it is necessary not to change, high-flying political schemes seemed to me either dangerous or slightly ridiculous – most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things’.
Perhaps, those who support the EDDC move from the Knowle should read this and realise that they are more than 70 years out of date !!!
Michael Rose, Treasurer of NPC Devon