88 Quotes filtered by political parties
A great Party is not to be brought down because of a squalid affair between a woman of easy virtue and a proven liar.
Lord Hailsham 13/06/1963
On the Profumo scandal
I am not nor ever have been, a man of the right. My position was on the left and is now in the centre of politics.
Oswald Mosley 26/04/1968
If you carry this resolution and follow out its implications...you will send a Foreign Secretary, whoever he may be, naked into the conference chamber...And you call that statesmanship. I call it an emotional spasm.
Aneurin Bevan 1960
A Marxist Labour Government would have to carry through a socialist transformation of society...over a very short period of time. It would mean the abolition of the monarchy, the House of Lords, the sacking of the generals, the admirals, the air marshals, the senior civil servants, the police chiefs and in particualr the judges and people of that character.
Pat Wall 04/03/1982
We will pave the way for a transformation and roll back the years of Thatcherism...We will turn economic ruin into economic recovery, and above all pave the way for a General Election to elect a Labour Government.
Arthur Scargill 14/05/1984
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
Party is a body of men united, for promoting by their joint endeavours the national interest, upon some particular principle in which they are all agreed.
Edmund Burke 1770
Category: What is a Political Party?
I am neither a Whig nor Tory. My politics are described in one word and that word is England.
A wretched disheartening result. And a little mouse shall lead them.
Hugh Dalton 1935
Reaction to Clement Attlee's election as Labour leader
I am the last person whom it would be reasonable to expect to leave the Conservative Party.
Category: Conservative Party
It would be excellent if he is prepared to listen to other points of view.
Shirley Williams 09/06/1986
On David Owen
It behaves more like a tribe than a democratic institution...responding to custom rather than reason and using its own liturgy and language for the conduct of its domestic affairs.
Chris Patten 10/10/1981
On the Conservative Party
Category: Conservative Party
The trouble with the Socialist Workers Party is that they live in an historical thermos-flask.
Neil Kinnock 11/10/1984
Category: Socialist Workers Party
We are a Party of the highest morals.
Peter Bruinvels 27/10/1986
The SDP Liberal Alliance is more united than the Tories or the Labour Party. We solved the problem of how to get two parties to work closely together for the first time in modern British politics.
Alan Beith 13/09/1983
If there is any emergence of a fourth party in British politics, it is the task of the Liberal Party to strangle it at birth.
Cyril Smith 18/01/1981
The only thing that isn't in it is being kind to animals.
Denis Healey 29/03/1981