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These are source from another blog, but that blog takes some time to load hence I have copied the original here. He entitles it "Remember when governments were stupid rather than nasty".

“Political suicide can end a career.”
- John Major
“Suicide is a real threat to health.”
- Virginia Bottomley
“Anyone would think we were living on some island somewhere.”
- George Walden
“It’s not the future I’m talking about, I’m talking about tomorrow.”
- John Gummer
“The trend in the rise in unemployment is downward.”
- Gillian Shepherd
“The more important things are more important than the less important
- Stephen Dorrell
“When the IRA plant such bombs, it proves they can scare people, it
proves they can kill people, it proves nothing.”
- Peter Bottomley
“We said zero, and I think any statistician will tell you that… zero
must mean plus or minus a few.”
- William Waldegrave
“Who Sadam Hussein kills, dies.”
- Jeffrey Archer
“There’s no smoke without mud being flung around.”
- Edwina Currie
“I will never forget the 1981, or was it 1982? honours list.”
- Julian Critchley
“All those people who say that there will never be a Single European
Currency are trying to forecast history.”
- Kenneth Clark
“The British public sees with blinding clarity.”
- Michael Heseltine
“You know what they say, don’t get mad, get angry.”
- Edwina Currie
“We are not wholly an island, except geographically.”
- John Major


Bob Piper said…
Of course, we shouldn't confuse these Tories from the Tories that John Hemming did a deal with in order to secure a position of Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council in alliance with the Tories for... John Hemming.

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