Selection of Older Political Quotes (UK)

Submitted by Inchcock

Monday, 8 August 2011

"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."
Margaret Thatcher.

"Harold Wilson is going around the country stirring up apathy."
William Whitelaw.

"I don't know what I would do without Whitelaw. Everyone should have a Willy."
Margaret Thatcher.

"The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity."
Benjamin Disraeli.

"I have no interest in sailing around the world. Not that there is any lack of requests for me to do so."
Edward Heath.

"The Labour Party's election manifesto is the longest suicide note in history."
Greg Knight.

"At every crisis the Kaiser crumpled. In defeat he fled; in revolution he abdicated; in exile he remarried."
Winston Churchill.

"The British Secret Service was staffed at one point almost entirely by alcoholic homosexuals working for the KGB."
Clive James.

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