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The last thing he did was to cheer Disraeli. It was not a very loud cheer, but it was a cheer.

William Ewart Gladstone

On Sir Robert Peel.

Category: Conservative Politicians (quotes about)

Tags: Quotes About..., William Ewart Gladstone

Then Lloyd George gets up and makes a moving speech telling Winston how fond he is of him. Winston cries slightly and mops his eyes.

Harold Nicolson 13/05/1940

On Churchill's appointment as Prime Minister

Category: Lloyd George (quotes about), Winston Churchill (quotes about)

Tags: Harold Nicolson, Lloyd George (quotes about), Quotes About..., Winston Churchill (quotes about)

Until 48 hours ago I had a full-time job. Now it seems my only job is to act as a messenger between my wife and Churchill, each of whom os moved to tears by a message from the other.

Harold Wilson 25/04/1951

After his resignation from the Attlee Government

Category: Winston Churchill (quotes about), Resignations

Tags: Government, Harold Wilson, Quotes About..., Resignations, Winston Churchill (quotes about)

It's like an old Rolls Royce backfiring and spluttering.

Harold Nicolson 20/01/1943

On Lloyd George

Category: Insulting Liberals, Lloyd George (quotes about)

Tags: Harold Nicolson, Insulting Liberals, Insults, Lloyd George (quotes about), Quotes About...

Since I have never one a debate let me tell you how not to lose one.

Richard Nixon 1980

To Ronald Reagan

Category: Debate, Ronald Reagan (quotes about)

Tags: Debate, Parliament, Quotes About..., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan (quotes about)

The doctor unfortunately said I was fit.

Alec Douglas Home 10/1964

After a medical examination before becoming Prime Minister.

Category: Conservative Politicians (quotes about)

Tags: Alec Douglas Home, Quotes About...

It was like playing squash with a dish of scrambled eggs.

Harold Nicolson 18/03/1943

On Nancy Astor's debating style.

Category: Conservative Politicians (quotes about)

Tags: Harold Nicolson, Quotes About...

When I married Nancy, I hitched my wagon to a star... In 1919 when the got into the House I found that I had hitched my wagon to a sort of V2 rocket.

Viscount Astor 12/1944

On his wife, Nancy Astor.

Category: Conservative Politicians (quotes about)

Tags: Quotes About..., Viscount Astor

If I am a great man, then a good many of the great men in history are frauds.

Andrew Bonar Law

Category: Conservative Politicians (quotes about)

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I am a diffident man. I find it hard to carry on a conversation.

Clement Attlee 06/1945

Category: Labour Politicians (quotes about)

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He is used to dealing with estate workers. I cannot see how anyone can say he is out of touch.

Lady Caroline Douglas-Home 1963

A wonderfully naive defence of her husand, Sir Alec Douglas-Home

Category: Conservative Politicians (quotes about)

Tags: Lady Caroline Douglas-Home, Quotes About...

Though I never shout at Labour Members or insult them, I can never understand the psychology of some of our men who endeavoured to reason with them.

Neville Chamberlain

Category: Labour Politicians (quotes about)

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We will work within the Movement to get what we suggest, but we will work ten times harder to see that Margaret Thatcher will never become Prime Minister of this country.

Michael Foot 02/10/1978

Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

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

At intervals he turned a somersualt, exactly like a porpoise; and when his head reappeared at the other end of the bath, he continued precisely where he left off.

Robert Boothby 1975

On Winston Churchill

Category: Winston Churchill (quotes about)

Tags: Quotes About..., Robert Boothby, Winston Churchill (quotes about)

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

R A Butler: Yes

R A Butler 12/1955

A ringing endorsement for Anthony Eden.

Category: Conservative Politicians (quotes about)

Tags: Quotes About..., R A Butler

He did not care in which direction the car was travelling, so long as he remained in the driving seat.

Lord Beaverbrook

On Lloyd George

Category: Lloyd George (quotes about)

Tags: Lloyd George (quotes about), Lord Beaverbrook, Quotes About...

Margaret Thatcher has one great advantage - she is a daughter of the people and looks trim, as the daughter of the people desire to be. Shirley Williams has such an advantage over her because she's a member of the upper-middle class and can achieve the kitchen-sink revolutionary look that one cannot get unless one has been to a really good school.

Dame Rebecca West

To Jilly Cooper

Category: Appearance, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

Tags: Appearance, Dame Rebecca West, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about), Politics, Quotes About...

This siren, this goat-footed bard, this half human visitor to our age the hag-ridden and enchanted woods of Celtic antiquity. One catches in his company that flavour of final purposelessness, inner responsibility, existence outside or away from our Saxon good and evil, mixed with cunning, remorselessness, love of power.

John Maynard Keynes

On Lloyd George

Category: Insulting Liberals, Lloyd George (quotes about)

Tags: Insulting Liberals, Insults, John Maynard Keynes, Lloyd George (quotes about), Quotes About...

She looks like an angel cake but God help Heath.

Jean Rook 27/11/1974

On Margaret Thatcher

Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

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

Ted heath disliked two things almost above all else: people who disagreed with him and women. Margaret was both.

Penny Junor 1983

On Ted Heath's relationship with Margaret Thatcher.

Category: Edward Heath (quotes about), Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

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

Random Speech

Geoffrey was regularly bullied in debate by Denis Healey. But by thorough mastery of his brief and an ability to marshal arguments and advice from different sources, he had shown that beneath a deceptively mild exterior he had the makings of the fine Chancellor he was to become. Some of the toughest decisions were to fall to him. He never flinched. In my view, these were his best political years.

Margaret Thatcher

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