Published on April 14th, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie1
John Major Quotes: The Prime Minister Who Integrated Britain And Europe
John Major Quotes
Here is Yellow Magpie’s selection of the best John Major quotes.
‘Even, even, even, as an ex-whip I can’t stop people sleeping with other people if they ought not, and various things like that.’
‘I inherited a sick economy and passed on a sound one. But one abiding regret for me is that, in between, I did not have the resources to put in place the educational and social changes about which I cared too much; I made only a beginning, and it was not enough.’
‘Now think that through. Think it through from my perspective. You are Prime Minister. You have got a majority of 18. You have got a party still harking back to a golden age that never was but is now invented. And you have three right-wing members of the Cabinet actually resigned. What happens in the parliamentary party?’
‘I mean if you have ever found a politician who says, ‘No, no, I would do everything exactly as I did,’ then you can tell when he is lying because his lips are moving.’
‘I’m very proud of what my parents achieved and what they stood for. They didn’t have much, but in many ways they were richer than most.’
‘In recent years, in all aspects of life in this country, women have been taking a higher profile: in the law, in commerce, in the civil service, in industry and in politics – and that will continue. As those women would wish it to be, they will reach the top on merit – oh yes, and if the hon. gentleman is patient, he will find women aplenty in top positions in my Government. Indeed, if he had waited awhile, perhaps even to the end of today, he would not have asked that question.’
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