Quotes

194 Quotes filtered by politics

When hecklers stand up, I get a mental jump for joy. It gives me something to get my teeth into - and the audiences love it.

Margaret Thatcher 1951

Category: Speechmaking

Tags: Margaret Thatcher, Politics, Speechmaking

May I say that my Right Honourable Friend the Prime Minister is looking jolly nice today?

Edwina Currie 07/1990

At Prime Minister's Questions just after announcing she thought the Prime Minister should retire

Category: Appearance, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

Tags: Appearance, Edwina Currie, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about), Politics, Quotes About...

To be loyal means 100% acceptance of Government thinking: any dissent, or even admittance of doubt, is treachery and treason. After nine years as party leader and five as Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher still asks the question, 'Are you one of us?', by which she means, 'Are you completely free of any doubt as to the utter rightness of everything we are doing?' It will come as no surprise that I am not 'one of us'.

Francis Pym 1986

Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about), Loyalty

Tags: Francis Pym, Loyalty, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about), Politics, Quotes About...

Why do you climb philosophical hills? Because they are worth climbing . . . There are no hills to go down unless you start from the top.

Margaret Thatcher

Category: Conservative Thought, Inspiration

Tags: Conservative Thought, Ideologies, Inspiration, Margaret Thatcher, Politics

This business of the working class is on its way out I think. After all, aren't I working class? I work jolly hard, I can tell you.

Margaret Thatcher 1969

Category: Class

Tags: Class, Margaret Thatcher, Politics

I want to get totally rid of class distinction. As someone put it one of the papers this morning: Marks and Spencer have triumphed over Karl Marx and Engels.

Margaret Thatcher 06/05/1985

Category: Class, Marxism

Tags: Class, Ideologies, Margaret Thatcher, Marxism, Politics

Citizenship should be based on those who have a close and real relationship with this country and its inhabitants.

Margaret Thatcher 04/11/1976

Category: Citizenship

Tags: Citizenship, Margaret Thatcher, Politics

Ladies & Gentlemen, I stand before you tonight in my green chiffon evening gown, my face softly made up, my hair softly waved. The Iron Lady of the western world? Me? A cold warrior? Well, yes - if that is how they wish to interpret my defence of the values and freedom fundamental to our way of life.

Margaret Thatcher 20/01/1976

Category: Cold War, Appearance

Tags: Appearance, Cold War, Margaret Thatcher, Politics, World Politics

A substantial extension of public ownership is an essential pre-requisite of greater equality of earned income.

Roy Jenkins 1952

Category: Equality, Nationalisation

Tags: Equality, Nationalisation, Policy, Politics, Roy Jenkins

Like the French - they'll veto anything even before they've seen it.

Rod Richards 04/2003

On Plaid Cymru

Category: Welsh Politics

Tags: Politics, Rod Richards, Welsh Politics

The Scottish Labour Party I lead in parliament will not forget the lessons of the past four years. We will move on. The things we have done well, Labour will build upon. The things we got wrong we will change.

Jack McConnell 02/05/2003

Category: Scottish Politics

Tags: Jack McConnell, Politics, Scottish Politics

I will be able to pay my phone bill and council tax as my wages were arrested last week. I'm going to bring something different, something colourful to the parliament. It will just be like double trouble, we are going to stir it up a wee bit.

Rosie Kane 02/05/2003

On being elected to the Scottish Parliament.

Category: Scottish Politics

Tags: Politics, Rosie Kane, Scottish Politics

This was a muddle. It was certainly not a fiddle.

Henry McLeish 2001

On the office expenses scandal which forced his resignation as Scotland's First Minister.

Category: Scottish Politics

Tags: Henry McLeish, Politics, Scottish Politics

Good girls come in wee bulks.

Helen Liddell 2001

Category: Appearance

Tags: Appearance, Helen Liddell, Politics

Silence is regarded as a sort of sin now, and it has to be filled with a lot of gossip and soundbites.

Douglas Hurd 2001

Category: Gossip

Tags: Douglas Hurd, Gossip, Politics

In the end leaders are leaders. They get the credit and they get the blame.

Michael Heseltine 2001

Category: Leadership

Tags: Leadership, Michael Heseltine, Politics

A small, balding, ex-communist, Celtic-supporting, Catholic and Unionist. Therefore everyone seems to hate me.

Dr John Reid 2001

Category: Appearance

Tags: Appearance, Dr John Reid, Politics

There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight.

Vaclav Havel

Category: Truth

Tags: Politics, Truth, Vaclav Havel

Politicians are like nappys. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.

Anonymous

Category: Politicians (as a species)

Tags: Anonymous, Politicians (as a species), Politics

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges, even where there are no rivers.

Nikita Khruschev

Category: Politicians (as a species)

Tags: Nikita Khruschev, Politicians (as a species), Politics

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I can hardly spit this out, such is my rage on watching England play like idiots at Wembley and then getting home to find Kevin Keegan has left us all in the lurch.

David Mellor

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