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English Politician Quotes Page 3

We can't be politically correct - right or left - in the war on terrorism. Period.
David Hunt
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He has conferred on the practice of vacillation the aura of statesmanship.
Kenneth Baker
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Socialists make the mistake of confusing individual worth with success. They believe you cannot allow people to succeed in case those who fail feel worthless.
Kenneth Baker
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Privatization came on slowly. When something very big happens, like privatization, historians and economists like to think you must have had very big causes. That is not how it happened.
Kenneth Baker
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So all the system was running down and collapsing. Mrs. Thatcher became the leader of the Conservative Party in February 1975, and she clearly wanted to strike out and do something different.
Kenneth Baker
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I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change.
Kenneth Clarke
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I cannot remember a time in opposition - I am talking about the last four years - when we have done less work on policy and more on slogans. But because of my European views I wasn't allowed to participate.
Kenneth Clarke
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Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries.
Kenneth Clarke
#English Politician

I don't think at my age... you can start ruling people out in politics.
Kenneth Clarke
#English Politician

The political health of Britain has deteriorated very sharply. The Conservative Party must do something about it. I am the man to do it.
Kenneth Clarke
#English Politician

It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq.
Kenneth Clarke
#English Politician

However, we do not lack anti-terrorist laws. I do not believe that the recent London bombs were the result of any deficiencies in our legal system.
Kenneth Clarke
#English Politician

If the prime minister really believes it, he must be the only person left who thinks that the recent bombs in London had no connection at all with his policy in Iraq.
Kenneth Clarke
#English Politician

The Blair government has lowered the standing of politics and politicians in our country.
Kenneth Clarke
#English Politician

The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.
Marcelene Cox
#English Politician

Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.
Marcelene Cox
#English Politician

A sparkling house is a fine thing if the children aren't robbed of their luster in keeping it that way.
Marcelene Cox
#English Politician

Eating without conversation is only stoking.
Marcelene Cox
#English Politician

When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.
Marcelene Cox
#English Politician

No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.
Marcelene Cox
#English Politician

That is a good question for you to ask, not a wise question for me to answer.
Anthony Eden
#English Politician

If you've broken the eggs, you should make the omelette.
Anthony Eden
#English Politician

I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power.
Jeffrey Archer
#English Politician

We all make mistakes but one has to move on.
Jeffrey Archer
#English Politician

I'm not taking any interest in politics. I'm not involved in politics in any way. My life is in writing now.
Jeffrey Archer
#English Politician

Harold Macmillan
Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living.
Harold Macmillan
#English Politician

Harold Macmillan
To be alive at all involves some risk.
Harold Macmillan
#English Politician

Harold Macmillan
At home, you always have to be a politician; when you're abroad, you almost feel yourself a statesman.
Harold Macmillan
#English Politician

Harold Macmillan
Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.
Harold Macmillan
#English Politician

Harold Macmillan
He is forever poised between a cliche and an indiscretion.
Harold Macmillan
#English Politician