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Harold Wilson

Datum narození: 11. březen 1916
Datum úmrtí: 24. květen 1995
Další jména: James Harold Wilson

James Harold Wilson, baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, PC byl britský politik. V letech 1964–1970 a 1974–1976 zastával úřad předsedy vlády za labouristickou stranu. Wikipedia

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„We have not been pushed around either abroad or at home and we are not going to be. This is government of the people; it is government for all the people, and the accent is on government.“

—  Harold Wilson

Speech to the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool (28 September 1965), quoted in The Times (29 September 1965), p. 5.
Prime Minister

„The government have only a small majority in the House of Commons. I want to make it quite clear that this will not affect our ability to govern. Having been charged with the duties of Government we intend to carry out those duties.“

—  Harold Wilson

Television broadcast (October 1964), after winning the general election, quoted in David Butler, Coalitions in British Politics (Macmillan, London, 1978), p. 99.
Prime Minister

„I get a little nauseated, perhaps, when I hear the phrase "freedom of the Press" used as freely as it is, knowing that a large part of our proprietorial Press is not free at all“

—  Harold Wilson

Speech in the House of Commons (5 December 1974) http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1974/dec/05/prime-minister-visits
Prime Minister

„I have always said about Tony [Benn] that he immatures with age.“

—  Harold Wilson

Interview with The Times (7 April 1981), p. 12.
Post-Prime Ministerial

„The Smethwick Conservatives can have the satisfaction of having topped the poll, and of having sent here as their Member one who, until a further General Election restores him to oblivion, will serve his term here as a Parliamentary leper“

—  Harold Wilson

Speech in the House of Commons (3 November 1964) http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1964/nov/03/debate-on-the-address-first-day. The 1964 general election had seen the defeat of Wilson's Shadow Foreign Secretary Patrick Gordon Walker by Conservative Peter Griffiths after an allegedly racist campaign. Griffiths was indeed defeated at the next election but returned to Parliament in 1979 and served until 1997.
Prime Minister

„Hughie, get your tanks off my lawn.“

—  Harold Wilson

Statement to trade union leader Hugh Scanlon (c. 1969), as quoted in "Lord Scanlon" in The Telegraph (28 January 2004) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1452770/Lord-Scanlon.html
Prime Minister

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