Jacob Rees-Mogg: “I was very stupid when I got to Eton... I got into a bit of bother because I took a roulette wheel in and ran a game after lunch."
Speaker Bercow : “Members lead very busy, stressful lives, and are required to be in the House long after ‘normal’ working hours. If they wish to unwind with a sociable beer or glass of wine with colleagues, then I see nothing wrong with that.”
Lord Strathclyde: “Retire from work? I shall go on and on. In any case, none of us are going to be able to afford to retire until we're about 80."
Caroline Spelman “I've had bad experiences driving a tractor. I've reversed one through the side of a barn."
Maria Eagle: “Those on the right of politics seem to be much more willing to accept things as they are. I am not in politics to accept things as they are.”
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