Roy Hattersley Quotes


Indeed in my blue and white Sheffield Wednesday heart I applauded and supported his loyalty.

We atheists have to accept that most believers are better human beings.

In my opinion any man who can afford to buy a newspaper should not be allowed to own one.

Truth is suppressed not to protect the country from enemy agents but to protect the Government of the day against the people.

Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.

I've never known a time when the in-fighting in the Labour Party was so bitter.

A crucial contribution to the ideological argument ...it provides a vital part of the intellectual manifesto on which the battle for a better society can be fought

Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance.

In politics being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme.

The proposition that Muslims are welcome in Britain if and only if they stop behaving like Muslims is a doctrine which is incompatible with the principles that guide a free society.

Labour has converted to Europe because Europe has converted to socialism.

People who watch morning television are elderly infirm or emotionally immature.

I've been in the Labour Party 50 years and it's 40-odd since I was elected to Parliament

The Labour Party can go into the next election united behind the most radical manifesto on which we have ever campaigned.

One of the problems of our society is that we spend too much time thinking about punishment and not enough about prevention.