Quotes

50 Quotes filtered by elections

The mood of the country as a whole and the opinions of the people who voted Lib Dem should be considered important enough to trump the petty indulgences of Liberal Democract activists and other loons. A general rule: when choosing between fucking the public and fucking the base, successful political parties tell the base to go fuck themselves.

Alex Massie 25/04/2010

Category: Election Campaigning, Electoral Systems

Tags: Alex Massie, Election Campaigning, Elections, Electoral Systems

It is such a shockingly short campaign to an America, our last presidential campaign lasted 18 months. Why could a country that fashions itself in the top five on earth take only a month to make a decision on their leader? A country that seems to enjoy politics so much more than my own seems to dispatch with their process so quickly...Maybe if I truly was a part of your system the whole process would make sense, but I doubt it.

Kiernan Ambrose 24/04/2010

Category: Election Campaigning

Tags: Election Campaigning, Elections, Kiernan Ambrose

Peter Mandelson: "Obviously I feel entirely pig sick about it."

Ed Balls: "Peter does now know the signature tune to the programme because Yvette and I sang it to him this morning."

Andrew Neil: "Oh too much information. Go back to the cuts."

Peter Mandelson: "I'm leaving the campaign to join pig, Peppa Pig."

Peter Mandelson 24/04/2010

Category: Election Campaigning

Tags: Election Campaigning, Elections, Peter Mandelson

He asked, 'Do you ever come down to London? If you ever come down you must come to No10 and meet me and Sarah...' Well I just looked at him. I didn't like to say it, but all I could think was, 'I don't think you'll be there.'

Gillian Duffy 02/05/2010

Category: Mistakes, Winning & Losing, Wise words

Tags: Economics, Elections, Gillian Duffy, Humour, Mistakes, Winning & Losing, Wise words

This is not the first social media campaign that has resulted in a big fail for the people doing it. You would expect some learning to be happening.

Rik Ferguson 23/03/2010

Category: Election Campaigning

Tags: Election Campaigning, Elections, Rik Ferguson

Perhaps election fever is developing into something more like sleeping sickness, as the utter boredom of a contest in which almost all the attention seems to be on personalities and polls wears us all down. I just wish they would get on with it.

Norman Tebbit 03/2010

on the upcoming election

Category: Election Campaigning

Tags: Election Campaigning, Elections, Norman Tebbit

You can fool some of the people all of the time,

and those are all the ones you want to concentrate on

George W Bush

Category: Oneliners, Standing for Office, Voter Turnout

Tags: Elections, George W Bush, Humour, Oneliners, Standing for Office, Voter Turnout

Oh, look! They're selling Liberals!

Norman Tebbit 06/2001

On spotting flip flops being sold at ? £4.99 a pair.

Category: Insulting Liberals, 2001 General Election

Tags: 2001 General Election, Elections, Insulting Liberals, Insults, Norman Tebbit

Bit worried. Bloody bad business with those polls. They just won't budge.

Denis Thatcher 06/2001

Category: 2001 General Election

Tags: 2001 General Election, Denis Thatcher, Elections

You can vote for Blair or you can vote for Britain. You can't do both.

Michael Ancram 06/2001

Category: 2001 General Election

Tags: 2001 General Election, Elections, Michael Ancram

Voting for New Labour is like helping an old lady across the road while screaming 'Get a move on!' Even the Tories, who you could once rely on to be completely heartless are pretending to care.

Boy George 2001

Category: 2001 General Election, New Labour

Tags: 2001 General Election, Boy George, Elections, New Labour, Political Parties

Gracious...I haven't paid my bill. Good Conservatives always pay their bills. Not like the Socialists who run up other people's bills.

Margaret Thatcher 05/2001

Category: 2001 General Election

Tags: 2001 General Election, Elections, Margaret Thatcher

I haven't got a butler. We just have three people who look after the house. End of story.

Shaun Woodward 2001

Category: 2001 General Election

Tags: 2001 General Election, Elections, Shaun Woodward

John has some great strengths....such as his left hook.

Tony Blair 05/2001

On John Prescott.

Category: 2001 General Election, Labour Politicians (quotes about)

Tags: 2001 General Election, Elections, Quotes About..., Tony Blair

It is not my policy to hit voters during the election.

William Hague 05/2001

After the Prescott punch.

Category: 2001 General Election, Election Campaigning, Violence

Tags: 2001 General Election, Election Campaigning, Elections, Politics, Violence, William Hague

You're lucky that the sun is shining. But the sun always shines on Tony.

David Blunkett 05/2001

At the 2001 election campaign launch.

Category: Election Campaigning

Tags: David Blunkett, Election Campaigning, Elections

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

Hugh Dalton 29/10/1945

Category: Proportional Representation

Tags: Elections, Hugh Dalton, Proportional Representation

Some people eat eggs, I wear them.

John Major 1992

After an egg has splattered his suit during the election campaign.

Category: Election Campaigning, Demonstrations

Tags: Demonstrations, Election Campaigning, Elections, John Major, Politics

Anyone who votes Labour ought to be locked up.

Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein 1959

While campaigning for Churchill in Woodford.

Category: Labour Party, Voting

Tags: Elections, Labour Party, Political Parties, Voting

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...

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This is not the first social media campaign that has resulted in a big fail for the people doing it. You would expect some learning to be happening.

Rik Ferguson

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