Quotes

27 Quotes filtered by 100 best quotes ever

Grove Farm, Drakelow, Burton-on-Trent.

Ivan Lawrence

As local Mp he had been invited to a local rugyb club dinner . After listeneing to speech after speech during which the audience became increasingly rowdy has was then invited to give a short address... He did and walked out.

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Repartee

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Humour, Ivan Lawrence, Pick of the bunch, Repartee

Dennis Skinner: How many civil servants are a) men and b) women?

Tim Renton: All of them

Tim Renton 06/02/1992

Answer to a parliamentary question.

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Repartee, Men & Chauvenism

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Humour, Men & Chauvenism, Miscellaneous, Pick of the bunch, Repartee, Tim Renton

I think this is the most extraordinary collection of human talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exceptuion of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1962

Addressing Nobel Prize winners.

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Boasting

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Boasting, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Pick of the bunch, Politics

Visitor: Ah, Bottomley, sewing?

Bottomley: No, reaping.

Horatio Bottomley

As he was sewing mailbags in prison for fraud.

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Repartee, Prison

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Horatio Bottomley, Humour, Pick of the bunch, Policy, Prison, Repartee

You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart I say and let us have done with you. In the name of God go!

Leo Amery 09/04/1940

To Neville Chamberlain in a debate on the German invasion of Norway.

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, World War II

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Leo Amery, Pick of the bunch, World Politics, World War II

There's a lot of bleeding idiots in t'country and they deserve some representation.

Bill Stones

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Politics is...

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Bill Stones, Pick of the bunch, Politics, Politics is...

Politics is the art of the possible.

R A Butler

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Politics is...

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Pick of the bunch, Politics, Politics is..., R A Butler

What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.

Margot Asquith

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Great American Quotes

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, America, Great American Quotes, Margot Asquith, Pick of the bunch

Shot any dogs lately?

Cyril Smith 01/1976

To Jeremy Thorpe

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Insulting Liberals

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Cyril Smith, Insulting Liberals, Insults, Pick of the bunch

It does not mean of course that the pound here in Britain in your pcoket has been devalued.

Harold Wilson 19/11/1967

On the 1967 devakuation of the Pound.

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Foot in Mouth

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Foot in Mouth, Harold Wilson, Humour, Pick of the bunch

There are some of us, Mr Chairman, who will fight, fight and fight again to save the Party we love.

Hugh Gaitskell 03/10/1960

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Labour Party

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Hugh Gaitskell, Labour Party, Pick of the bunch, Political Parties

I intend to march my troops towards the sound of gunfire.

Jo Grimond 15/09/1963

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Liberal Party

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Jo Grimond, Liberal Party, Pick of the bunch, Political Parties

No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party... So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.

Aneurin Bevan 05/07/1948

On the inuaguration of the National Health Service

Category: Insulting Conservatives, 100 Best Quotes Ever, Conservative Party

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Aneurin Bevan, Conservative Party, Insulting Conservatives, Insults, Pick of the bunch, Political Parties

I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole.

Benjamin Disraeli 1868

On becoming Prime Minister

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Prime Minister (Office of)

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Benjamin Disraeli, Government, Pick of the bunch, Prime Minister (Office of)

Like the Roman I seem to see the River Tiber foaming with much blood.

Enoch Powell 20/04/1968

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Racism

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Enoch Powell, Ideologies, Pick of the bunch, Racism

A week is a long time in politics.

Harold Wilson 1964

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Politics is...

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Harold Wilson, Pick of the bunch, Politics, Politics is...

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.

Winston Churchill 05/03/1946

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Cold War

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Cold War, Pick of the bunch, Winston Churchill, World Politics

The wind of change is blowing through the continent and whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.

Harold Macmillan 03/02/1960

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, South Africa, Nationalism

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Countries, Harold Macmillan, Ideologies, Nationalism, Pick of the bunch, South Africa

Government of the people, by the people, for the people.

Abraham Lincoln 19/11/1863

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, What is Government

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Abraham Lincoln, Government, Pick of the bunch, What is Government

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 04/03/1933

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Fear

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Fear, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Pick of the bunch, Politics

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I myself share with the Conservative Party a profound dislike for such fandangles as proportional representation.

Hugh Dalton

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