Quotes

20 Quotes filtered by Neil Kinnock

Liquid grease that slips and slides to the lowest level of responsibility.

Neil Kinnock

On the SDP Liberal Alliance.

Category: SDP

Tags: Neil Kinnock, Political Parties, SDP

If I was in the gutter, which I'm not, he'd still be looking up at me from the sewer.

Neil Kinnock

On Michael Heseltine

Category: Insulting Conservatives

Tags: Insulting Conservatives, Insults, Neil Kinnock

When you see the way she was done down, you are bound to think that the people who organised the coup must have had a conscience bypass.

Neil Kinnock 19/08/1991

On the fall of Margaret Thatcher

Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

Tags: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about), Neil Kinnock, Quotes About...

I would die for my country, but I could never allow my country to die for me.

Neil Kinnock

Explaining his support for CND

Category: Nuclear Disarmament

Tags: Neil Kinnock, Nuclear Disarmament, Policy

I am the first male member of my family for about three generations who can have reasonable confidence in expecting that I will leave this earth with more or less the same number of fingers, hands, legs, toes and eyes as I had when I was born.

Neil Kinnock

Category: Death

Tags: Death, Miscellaneous, Neil Kinnock

Two negatives don't make a positive, any more than two half-wits make a wit.

Neil Kinnock

Category: Truth

Tags: Neil Kinnock, Politics, Truth

If Margaret Thatcher wins on Thursday, I warn you not to be ordinary, I warn you not to be young, I warn you not to fall ill, I want you not to be old.

Neil Kinnock 06/1983

Category: 1983 General Election, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

Tags: 1983 General Election, Elections, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about), Neil Kinnock, Quotes About...

I believe the Chancellor is battering Britain.

Neil Kinnock 13/03/1984

In response to Nigel Lawson's announcement that fish & chips would be VATable.

Category: Budgets

Tags: Budgets, Economics, Neil Kinnock

Without false modetsy, I don't think I have a fraction of the talent of either Bevan of Foot.

Neil Kinnock 06/01/1981

Category: Boasting

Tags: Boasting, Neil Kinnock, Politics

He's arrogant, orthopardically arrogant in every corpuscle.

Neil Kinnock 25/09/1983

On David Owen

Category: Insults - General

Tags: Insults, Insults - General, Neil Kinnock

Arthur Scargill is a bloody lunatic.

Neil Kinnock 15/10/1983

Category: Insulting Labour

Tags: Insulting Labour, Insults, Neil Kinnock

Arthur Scargill is the Labour movements nearest equivalent to a First World War General.

Neil Kinnock 09/09/1984

On Arthur Scargill

Category: Trade Unions

Tags: Neil Kinnock, Policy, Trade Unions

Harold Wilson is a petty bourgeois and will remain so in spirit even if they make him a Viscount.

Neil Kinnock 25/09/1983

On Harold Wilson

Category: Insulting Labour

Tags: Insulting Labour, Insults, Neil Kinnock

He couldn't knock the skin off a rice pudding.

Neil Kinnock 25/09/1983

On Tony Benn

Category: Insulting Labour, Labour Politicians (quotes about)

Tags: Insulting Labour, Insults, Neil Kinnock, Quotes About...

They travel best in gangs, hanging around like clumps of bananas, thick skinned and yellow.

Neil Kinnock 22/02/1987

On the Tories

Category: Insulting Conservatives

Tags: Insulting Conservatives, Insults, Neil Kinnock

The trouble with the Socialist Workers Party is that they live in an historical thermos-flask.

Neil Kinnock 11/10/1984

Category: Socialist Workers Party

Tags: Neil Kinnock, Political Parties, Socialist Workers Party

I must emphasise that there is nothing in the Labour Party constituion that could, or should prevent people from holding opinions which favour Leninist-Trotskyism. Certainly Marxism has, and will continue to have an important function in the Labour Party.

Neil Kinnock 10/1982

Category: Labour Party

Tags: Labour Party, Neil Kinnock, Political Parties

American nuclear weapons would almost certainly start being removed from Britain within 12 months of a Labour government gaining power.

Neil Kinnock 03/10/1986

Category: Nuclear Disarmament

Tags: Neil Kinnock, Nuclear Disarmament, Policy

At various times in the next 20 or 30 years I think it reasonable to anticipate that I will be among the leadershp of the Labour Party, but as far as being leader, I can't see it happening, and I'm not particularly keen on it happening.

Neil Kinnock 06/01/1981

Category: Labour Party

Tags: Labour Party, Neil Kinnock, Political Parties

Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards.

Neil Kinnock

Category: Loyalty

Tags: Loyalty, Neil Kinnock, Politics

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