May 21st

On May 21st, 1851, Léon Bourgeois was born – a man who went on to become the 49th Prime Minister of France and the first President of the League of Nations.

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“Why is this lying bastard lying to me?” – Louis Heren

“When a politician tells you something in confidence, always ask yourself Why is this lying bastard lying to me?”
These are the famous words of Louis Heren, the lifetime reporter for The Times whose heart was always in reporting how the news affected ordinary people.