Quotes by Norman Tebbit

Get quotes of the day


The Right Honourable Norman Beresford Tebbit, Baron Tebbit, CH, PC (born 29 March 1931), British Conservative politician and former MP for Chingford, was born in Enfield. Born into a working class family Tebbit went to Edmonton Grammar School in north London. He was then a journalist for the Financial Times before serving with the RAF during four years of National Service. On leaving the RAF he joined BOAC in 1953 as a pilot, during which time he was an offical in the British Air Line Pilots Association. He was elected MP for Epping in 1970 and then for Chingford in 1974. He is recorded as an MP member of the Conservative Monday Club in 1970. His life was struck by personal tragedy when his wife became permanently wheelchair-bound after the IRA bombing of the 1984 Conservative party conference in Brighton.

Add to my favourites Get these quotes on a PDF
He didn't riot. He got on his bike and looked for work.

Parliament must not be told a direct untruth, but it's quite possible to allow them to mislead themselves.
It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism.
The word conservative is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug, sanctimonious, naive, guilt-ridden, wet, pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate minds of that third-rate decade, the nineteen-sixties.

Get Quotes of the Day

Your daily dose of thought, inspiration and motivation.