27 Quotes filtered by pick of the bunch
Grove Farm, Drakelow, Burton-on-Trent.
As local Mp he had been invited to a local rugyb club dinner . After listeneing to speech after speech during which the audience became increasingly rowdy has was then invited to give a short address... He did and walked out.
Dennis Skinner: How many civil servants are a) men and b) women?
Tim Renton: All of them
Tim Renton 06/02/1992
Answer to a parliamentary question.
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of human talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exceptuion of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1962
Addressing Nobel Prize winners.
Visitor: Ah, Bottomley, sewing?
Bottomley: No, reaping.
As he was sewing mailbags in prison for fraud.
You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart I say and let us have done with you. In the name of God go!
Leo Amery 09/04/1940
To Neville Chamberlain in a debate on the German invasion of Norway.
There's a lot of bleeding idiots in t'country and they deserve some representation.
Politics is the art of the possible.
R A Butler
What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
Shot any dogs lately?
Cyril Smith 01/1976
To Jeremy Thorpe
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.
There are some of us, Mr Chairman, who will fight, fight and fight again to save the Party we love.
Hugh Gaitskell 03/10/1960
I intend to march my troops towards the sound of gunfire.
Jo Grimond 15/09/1963
No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party... So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
Aneurin Bevan 05/07/1948
On the inuaguration of the National Health Service
I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole.
Benjamin Disraeli 1868
On becoming Prime Minister
Like the Roman I seem to see the River Tiber foaming with much blood.
Enoch Powell 20/04/1968
A week is a long time in politics.
Harold Wilson 1964
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
Winston Churchill 05/03/1946
The wind of change is blowing through the continent and whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.
Harold Macmillan 03/02/1960
Government of the people, by the people, for the people.
Abraham Lincoln 19/11/1863
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt 04/03/1933