15 Quotes filtered by Harold Wilson
The Labour Party is like a stage-coach. If you rattle along at great speed everybody is too exhilerated or too seasick to cause any trouble. But if you stop everybody gets out and argues about where to go next.
Category: Labour Party
If the Tories get in, in five years no one will be able to afford to buy an egg.
Category: Hecklers (dealing with)
Tories never actually talk about getting rid of their leader, then suddenly there us a flash of steel betweent he shoulder-blades and rigormortis sets in.
Category: Conservative Party
Until 48 hours ago I had a full-time job. Now it seems my only job is to act as a messenger between my wife and Churchill, each of whom os moved to tears by a message from the other.
Harold Wilson 25/04/1951
After his resignation from the Attlee Government
The cumulative effects of the economic and financial sanctions might well bring the rebellion to an end within a matter of weeks rather than months.
Harold Wilson 01/1966
Referring to Rhodesia's declaration of UDI.
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.
Selsdon Man is designing a system of society for the ruthlessness and the pushing, the uncaring. His message to the rest is: you're out on your own.
Harold Wilson 20/02/1970
Referring to the Conservative Policy conference held at Selsdon Park a few weeks earlier.
Every dog is allowed one bite, but a different view is taken of a dog that goes on biting all the time. He may not get his licence returned when it falls due.
Harold Wilson 02/03/1967
Speaking to a group of rebellious Labour backbenchers who were pressing for big defence spending cuts
Category: Rebels & Rebellions
One man's wage increase is another man's price increase.
Harold Wilson 08/01/1970
A week is a long time in politics.
Harold Wilson 1964
The trouble with Tony is he is a king of ageing perennial youth. I've used the phrase about him 'he immatures with age' and he certainly does.
Harold Wilson 20/04/1984
On Tony Benn
Category: Insulting Labour
The arch mediocrity who presided, rather than ruled, over a Cabinet of mediocrities...not a statesman, a statemonger. Preemptory on little questions, the great ones he left open.
Harold Wilson 18/07/1961
On Harold Macmillan
Category: Insulting Conservatives
It is quite clear to me that the Tory Party will get rid of Mrs Thatcher in about 3 years time.
Harold Wilson 23/11/1980