I warn you not to be ordinary, I warn you not to be young, I warn you not to fall ill, and I warn you not to grow old.
Margaret Thatcher was not a malicious person. She was a person who couldn't see, or didn't want to see, the unfairness and disadvantaging consequences of the application of what she thought to be a renewing ideology.
In the U.K. the far Right is a stain on society and there is a cultural resistance to it.
You cannot fashion a wit out of two half-wits.
Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards.
No prime minister in Britain will ever be able to go to war without the endorsement of a majority of the House of Commons.
The Parthenon without the marbles is like a smile with a tooth missing.
I'm the guy everybody wanted to live next door. They just didn't want me to be prime minister.
The unforgivable political sin is vanity; the killer diet is sour grapes.
I would die for my country but I could never let my country die for me.
People, even independently minded people, do to an extent draw their impressions from what they are told, especially if they are told it incessantly by newspapers.
Do something that makes a difference - because, by God, there's a lot to make you angry.
Is Tony Blair of the Labour party? The answer to that is profoundly 'yes', but that is not how, sentimentally, he is regarded in the Labour movement generally.
People who are in politics to be right all the time would be better off taking up fly-fishing. It's less dangerous. Politics that is not applied in the real world and doesn't address the real challenges and paradoxes and agonies is a hobby.
I didn't call for a ballot at the start of the miners' strike in 1984. I'll regret that until my dying day.
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