In order to save the forty million inhabitants of the United Kingdom from a bloody civil war, our colonial statesmen must acquire new lands for settling the surplus population of this country, to provide new markets... The Empire, as I have always said, is a bread and butter question.
Quoted in Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism….William Simpson; Martin Desmond Jones (2000). Europe, 1783-1914. p. 237. Routledge.