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'No minister ever stood, or could stand, against public opinion.'

'Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws.'

'Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs'

'There seem to me to be very few facts, at least ascertainable facts, in politics'

Born in Bury, Lancashire
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/peel_sir_robert.sh BBC Profile
http://www.met.police.uk/history/peel.htm Metropolitan Police History

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If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. - Virginia Woolf
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On this day:
The Last public hanging - 1868, Prince of Wales Opens Vauxhall Bridge - 1906, British Find Oil in Persia - 1908, First Female Magistrate Appointed - 1913, First ever Glyndebourne - 1934
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