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Roy Jenkins - Quotes

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The great disadvantage of our present electoral system is that it freezes the pattern of politics, and holds together the incompatible because everyone assumes that if a party splits it will be electorally slaughtered.

The great disadvantage of our present electoral system is that it freezes the pattern of politics, and holds together the incompatible because everyone assumes that if a party splits it will be electorally slaughtered.

We must not expect a full-scale peaceful revolution every time a Labour Government is elected. ---->>>

The permissive society has been allowed to become a dirty phrase. A better phrase is the civilised society. ---->>>

A social democratic party without deep roots in the working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect. ---->>>

I am sure Mr Heath thinks he is honest but I wish he didn't have to have his friends say it so often. ---->>>

The Labour Party is and always has been an instinctive part of my life. ---->>>

There are always great dangers in letting the best be the enemy of the good. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: 11-11, 1920
Birthplace:
Die: 01-05, 2003
Occupation: Politician
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Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, OM, PC (11 November 1920 – 5 January 2003) was a British Labour Party, SDP and Liberal Democrat politician, and biographer of British political leaders. The son of a Welsh trade unionist (later a Labour MP and government minister), Roy Jenkins was educated at Oxford University and served as an intelligence officer in the Second World War (wikipedia)