Quotes

231 Quotes filtered by margaret thatcher

I applaud strong government, but not overweening government sustained by cronies, ciphers and a personality cult.

Margaret Thatcher 06/2001

On the Blair government.

Category: New Labour

Tags: Margaret Thatcher, 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

Oh, those poor shopkeepers.

Margaret Thatcher 1981

On the Toxteth riots.

Category: Riots

Tags: Margaret Thatcher, Politics, Riots

It's a funny olf world.

Margaret Thatcher 22/11/1990

At the Cabinet meeting announcing her resignation.

Category: Resignations

Tags: Government, Margaret Thatcher, Resignations

The cock may crow but it's the hen that lays the egg.

Margaret Thatcher

Category: Feminism

Tags: Feminism, Ideologies, Margaret Thatcher

I don't mind how much my ministers talk as long as they do what I say.

Margaret Thatcher 27/01/1980

Category: Art of Government

Tags: Art of Government, Government, Margaret Thatcher

It must be a conviction Government. As Prime Minister I could not waste time having internal arguments.

Margaret Thatcher 25/02/1979

Category: Art of Government, Conviction

Tags: Art of Government, Conviction, Government, Margaret Thatcher, Politics

With regard to opinion in the Thatcher household, the Prime Minister does not have a monopoly on opinion.

Margaret Thatcher 20/01/1980

Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

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

I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds and I very rarely change it.

Margaret Thatcher 1970

Category: Men & Chauvenism

Tags: Margaret Thatcher, Men & Chauvenism, Miscellaneous

The Prime Minister is stealing our clothes but he is going to look pretty ridiculous walking around in mine.

Margaret Thatcher 1974

Category: Appearance

Tags: Appearance, Margaret Thatcher, Politics

Let's make it clear: the Conservative Party has no plans for new NHS charges.

Margaret Thatcher 18/04/1979

Category: Health Issues

Tags: Health Issues, Margaret Thatcher, Policy

We should see to it that our people are steeped in a real knowledge and understanding of our national culture.

Margaret Thatcher 05/1980

Category: English Identity

Tags: English Identity, Margaret Thatcher, Policy

To accuse me of being too inflexible is poppycock.

Margaret Thatcher 01/11/1981

Category: Conviction

Tags: Conviction, Margaret Thatcher, Politics

We are not in politics to ignore peoples' worries, we are in politics to deal with them.

Margaret Thatcher

Category: Politics is...

Tags: Margaret Thatcher, Politics, Politics is...

I hope we shall see more ande more women combining marriage and a career. Prejudice against this dual role is not confined to men. I regret to say, it comes from our own sex.

Margaret Thatcher 1952

Category: Feminism

Tags: Feminism, Ideologies, Margaret Thatcher

Yes, I can give you exaqmples of companies where employees have struck themselve out of jobs. And I have to say tothem, don't blame your unemployment on me. It's your fault.

Margaret Thatcher 05/05/1981

Category: Unemployment, Strikes

Tags: Economics, Margaret Thatcher, Policy, Strikes, Unemployment

I couldn't live without work. That's what makes me so sympathetic towards those people who are unemployed. I don't know how they live without working.

Margaret Thatcher 04/05/1980

Category: Unemployment

Tags: Economics, Margaret Thatcher, Unemployment

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

Margaret Thatcher 04/04/1982

Category: Conviction

Tags: Conviction, Margaret Thatcher, Politics

There is nothing inevitable about rising unemployment.

Margaret Thatcher 19/04/1979

Category: Unemployment

Tags: Economics, Margaret Thatcher, Unemployment

Many of our troubles are due to the fact that our people turn to politicians for everything.

Margaret Thatcher

Category: Politicians (as a species)

Tags: Margaret Thatcher, Politicians (as a species), Politics

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Journalist: Mr Butler, would you say that this is the best Prime Minister we have?

R A Butler: Yes

R A Butler

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