9 Quotes filtered by Poverty

Poverty is considered quaint in the rural areas because it comes thatched.

John Gummer 18/02/1985

Category: Poverty, Rural Affairs

Tags: John Gummer, Policy, Poverty, Rural Affairs

How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics in the twentieth century.

Aneurin Bevan 1952

Category: Conservative Party, Wealth, Poverty

Tags: Aneurin Bevan, Conservative Party, Economics, Policy, Political Parties, Poverty, Wealth

Harold rejected my proposal for a programme on world poverty on TV on the eve of the municipal elections.

Tony Benn 23/03/1964

Category: Poverty

Tags: Policy, Poverty, Tony Benn

We in America are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of the land.

Herbert Hoover 03/11/1928

An unfortunate remark, only 5 days after the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

Category: Poverty

Tags: Herbert Hoover, Policy, Poverty

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.

Dwight D Eisenhower

Category: Poverty

Tags: Dwight D Eisenhower, Policy, Poverty

I won't claim the workhouses didn't have their problems, but they were set up by people who cared.

Edwina Currie 03/10/1986

Category: Poverty

Tags: Edwina Currie, Policy, Poverty

I would not say that the poor are poorer, except that they are more conscious of it.

Indira Gandhi 01/08/1982

Category: Poverty

Tags: Indira Gandhi, Policy, Poverty

We need inequality to eliminate poverty.

Keith Joseph

Category: Poverty

Tags: Keith Joseph, Policy, Poverty

Until now their line has been that the Tories are incapable of doing anything about poverty, and aren't interested in doing it in the first place. By contrast, Labour says, we are also incapable of doing anything about poverty, but would dearly love to do something. If we knew what.

Simon Hoggart

Category: Poverty

Tags: Policy, Poverty, Simon Hoggart

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