Humorous quotes - politics
The British are famous for their sense of humour and sometimes scathing wit and sarcasm, and nowhere is it used to greater effect than in the world of politics. Here are just a few examples.........
"I am extremely patient, provided I get my own way in the end." - Lady 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 Disreali
"The Labour Party's manifesto is the longest suicide note in history." - Greg Knight
"When I am abroad I always make it a rule never to criticise or attack the Government of my country. I make up for lost time when I'm at home!" - Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Churchill on:
Clement Atlee - "A sheep in sheep's clothing."
"A modest man who has much to be modest about."
Stanley Baldwin - "He occasionally stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing happened!"
Admiral Mountbatten - "What could you hope to achieve except to be sunk in a bigger and more expensive ship this time?"