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Eminent Southend industrialist "would back" the Liberal Democrats

November 27, 2019 11:00 AM
Originally published by Southend Liberal Democrats

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email received today

From: Derek Cole
Date: 27/11/2019 10:05:44
Subject: Eric Cole of EKCO would back you.
To: keith.miller@southendlibdems.org.uk, nina.stimson@southendlibdems.org.uk

If you think it useful, please feel free to print and circulate the following.
From Derek J.Cole, M.A. (Law), LL.B. (Cantab)
Having won a C.B.E. for his vital war work, in particular for monitoring the Enigma Code, my father Eric Cole devoted the final post-war years of his life in developing his quiet influence within Southend Conservative Party to secure a continent at peace by seeking 'a United States of Europe'.
Nothing would give him greater pleasure today that Michael Heseltine has called for a vote against Boris Johnson. In Eric Cole's final years Harold Macmillan (who was injured in both wars) led an enthusiastic cadre of far-sighted Conservatives to seek a central place in Europe. When as Conservative P.M. he named a leader of his European Campaign it triggered my father's last political comment to me - 'I rather like the look of that young man Heath.'
Today true Conservatives led by Heseltine, Major and Clarke, are emerging from Boris Johnson's European 'valley of the shadow of death' to proclaim the party's greatest achievement since the war, our place in the European Union and a continent at peace.
Derek J. Cole.