Quotes

231 Quotes filtered by Margaret Thatcher

Every Prime Minister needs a Willie.

Margaret Thatcher

Category: Double Entendres, Prime Minister (Office of)

Tags: Double Entendres, Government, Humour, Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister (Office of)

Oh you are saucy!

Margaret Thatcher 1980

To photographers, who had asked her to move closer to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

Category: Flirtation

Tags: Flirtation, Margaret Thatcher, Miscellaneous

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

Category: Germany, Football, Repartee

Tags: Countries, Football, Germany, Humour, Margaret Thatcher, Miscellaneous, Repartee

We introduced the Community Charge. I still call it that. I like the Poles - I never had any intention of taxing them.

Margaret Thatcher 22/11/1996

Category: Community Charge/Poll Tax

Tags: Community Charge/Poll Tax, Margaret Thatcher, Policy

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

Category: Repartee

Tags: Humour, Margaret Thatcher, Repartee

I am not quite certain what my Right Honourable Friend said, but we both hold precisely the same view.

Margaret Thatcher 01/1989

Category: Repartee

Tags: Humour, Margaret Thatcher, Repartee

Being in power is like being a lady - if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

Margaret Thatcher

Category: Feminism

Tags: Feminism, Ideologies, Margaret Thatcher

I have very strong views about Europe. We're quite the best country. We rescued them. We're not going to get entangled with them. We've got to keep our own independence. Is that clear?

Margaret Thatcher 10/1999

At a party conference fringe meeting

Category: Eurosceptic

Tags: Eurosceptic, Margaret Thatcher, Policy

We failed the people.

Margaret Thatcher 02/1974

On the Heath Government

Category: Edward Heath (quotes about)

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

I am not one who, to quote an American author, believes that democracy and enterprise have finally won the battle of ideas - that we have therefore arrived at the end of history, and there is nothing left to fight for. That would be unutterably complacent, indeed foolish. There will always be threats to freedom, not only from frontal assaults, but more insidiously by erosion from within.

Margaret Thatcher 14/11/1989

Category: Freedom & Liberty, Ideas

Tags: Freedom & Liberty, Ideas, Ideologies, Margaret Thatcher

We went back on a very similar manifesto to things I believe in. The difference is that after eighteen months to two years he did the biggest U-turn on policy of all time and started to go the wrong way. In the end, that cost us the next election.

Margaret Thatcher 18/06/1990

On the 1970-74 Heath Government

Category: Edward Heath (quotes about)

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

We must try to find ways to starve the terrorist or the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.

Margaret Thatcher 15/07/1985

Category: Terrorism

Tags: Margaret Thatcher, Terrorism, World Politics

I've got my teeth into him, and I'm not going to let go.

Margaret Thatcher 03/02/1975

On Edward Heath during the leadership contest

Category: Edward Heath (quotes about)

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

You can present people with ideas they may come to believe in, and as a result of them they will act, if they have the opportunities. Presenting people with opportunities is part of what politics is about.

Margaret Thatcher

Category: Opportunity

Tags: Margaret Thatcher, Miscellaneous, Opportunity

I exercise my right as a free citizen to spend my own money in my own way, so that I can go on the day, the time, to the doctor I choose and get out fast.

Margaret Thatcher 06/1987

On why she chooses to use private healthcare, causing a political storm during the General Election campaign

Category: Health Issues

Tags: Health Issues, Margaret Thatcher, Policy

The National Health Service is safe with us. The principle of adequate healthcare should be provided for all regardless of ability to pay must be the function of any arrangements for financing the NHS. We stand by that.

Margaret Thatcher 10/1982

Category: Health Issues

Tags: Health Issues, Margaret Thatcher, Policy

Misgovernment...will often be reflected in oppressive or aggressive policies towards groups within the state or towards the state's neighbours.

Margaret Thatcher 24/03/2003

Referring to Zimbabwe

Category: Art of Government, Zimbabwe, State, The

Tags: Art of Government, Countries, Government, Margaret Thatcher, State, The, Zimbabwe

I calculate that I was responsible for proposing the elevation to the Lords of some 214 of its present numbers.

Margaret Thatcher 02/07/1992

Category: House of Lords

Tags: House of Lords, Margaret Thatcher, Parliament

The mission of this government is much more than the promotion of economic progress. It is to renew the spirit and solidarity of the nation.

Margaret Thatcher 06/06/1979

Category: Thatcherism

Tags: Ideologies, Margaret Thatcher, Thatcherism

We do not believe that if you cut back what government does you diminish its authority. On the contrary, a government that did less, and therefore did better, would strengthen its authority.

Margaret Thatcher 14/10/1977

Category: Art of Government

Tags: Art of Government, Government, Margaret Thatcher

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