No society can legitimately call itself civilized if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means.
The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with faith to fight for it
How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics in the twentieth century.
Damn it all you can't have the crown of thorns and the thirty pieces of silver.
No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down.
The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
Soon, if we are not prudent, millions of people will be watching each other starve to death through expensive television sets
Not even the apparently enlightened principle of the 'greatest good for the greatest number' can excuse indifference to individual suffering. There is no test for progress other than its impact on the individual.
Politics is a blood sport.
We could manage to survive without money changers and stockbrokers. We should find it harder to do without miners, steel workers and those who cultivate the land
This is my truth, tell me yours.
Discontent arises from a knowledge of the possible, as contrasted with the actual.
The Tories, every election, must have a bogy man. If you haven't got a programme, a bogy man will do.
The Tories always hold the view that the state is an apparatus for the protection of the swag of the property owners ... Christ drove the money changers out of the temple, but you inscribe their title deed on the altar cloth.
What should be the glory of the profession is that a doctor should be able to meet his patients with no financial anxiety.
Why should I question the monkey when I can question the organ grinder.
The Prime Minister wins debate after debate and loses battle after battle. The country is beginning to say that he fights debates like a war and the war like a debate.
I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.
This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.
You don't have to gaze into a crystal ball when you can read an open book.
Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
Listening to a speech by [Neville] Chamberlain is like paying a visit to Woolworth's, everything in its place and nothing above sixpence.
He brings to the fierce struggle of politics the tepid enthusiasm of a lazy summer afternoon at a cricket match.
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