My jaw dropped because at a stroke the tonsorial tweak of a flattened side parting just makes the 39-year--old Osborne look even younger. And as all the focus groups and polls seem to show, his inexperience is a factor in this election. Even one Conservative supporter on Twitter said he 'looks like his mum dressed him and patted his hair down with a lick of her hand before off to Auntie Mabel's funeral!' Others were much less polite.
Paul Waugh 20/04/2010
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.
If in the words which the Secretary of State has just used, the use of a nuclear weapon is to be avoided 'at all costs'. what is the point of having one?
Enoch Powell 24/01/1984
Judge Willis: You are offensive, sir
Birkenhead: We both are. The difference is that I am trying to be and you can't help it.
The Right Honourable Gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Visitor: Ah, Bottomley, sewing?
Bottomley: No, reaping.
As he was sewing mailbags in prison for fraud.
Labour MP: Of course the trouble with Herbie is he's hiw own worst enemy.
Bevin: Not while I'm alive he ain't.
On Bevin's old enemy Herbert Morrison
Dead birds don't fall out of nests.
On being told his flies were undone while relaxing in the Smoking Room of the House of Commons
Winston Churchill: I think that at least on this occasion you might have taken the trouble to dress properly.
Aneurin Bevan: Prime Minister, your fly is undone.
Aneurin Bevan 06/1953
Emerging from the Gents at a banquet at Lancaster House in honour of the Queen's Coronation.
I'd like that translated if I may.
Harold Macmillan 29/09/1960
On Khruschev's shoe banging perofrmance at the UN General Assembly.
Nancy Astor: Winston, if I were married to you I'd put poison in your coffee.
Winston Churchill: Nancy, if you were my wife, I'd drink it.
Winston Churchill 1912
Kenneth Clarke: Isn't it terrible about losing to the Germans at our national sport, Prime Minister?
Margaret Thatcher: I shouldn't worry too much - we've beaten them twice this century at theirs.
Margaret Thatcher 06/1990
Following England's loss to Germany in the 1990 World Cup Soccer Semi Final
Francois Mitterand: Shall we have a break now?
Margaret Thatcher: No, let's get on.
[The lights fuse and the room is plunged into darkness]
Margaret Thatcher: Why can't we discuss the Social Chapter now?
Margaret Thatcher 1989
At the EC Strasbourg summit
I am not quite certain what my Right Honourable Friend said, but we both hold precisely the same view.
Margaret Thatcher 01/1989
Denis Healey: You're going to cut and run
Margaret Thatcher: The Right Honourable Gentleman is afraid of an election is he? He is frightened, frightened, frit!
Margaret Thatcher 05/1983
Ronald Reagan: Margaret, if one of your predecessors had been a little more clever
Margaret Thatcher: I know, I know, I would have been hosting this gathering.
Margaret Thatcher 06/1983
Jim Prior: I read in my paper you had developed a sexy voice.
Margaret Thatcher: Jim, what makes you think I wasn't sexy before?