"If I had the choice between smoked salmon and tinned salmon, I'd have it tinned. With vinegar." Harold Wilson
"I'm at my best in a messy, middle-of-the-road muddle." Harold Wilson
"The monarchy is a labor intensive industry." Harold Wilson
"A week is a long time in politics." Harold Wilson
"This Party is a moral crusade or it is nothing." Harold Wilson
"We are redefining and we are restating our socialism in terms of the scientific revolution." Harold Wilson
"One man's wage increase is another man's price increase." Harold Wilson
"The main essentials of a successful prime minister are sleep and a sense of history." Harold Wilson
"I'm an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat." Harold Wilson
|Wilson in March 1986|
James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, FSS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was a British Labour politician and Leader of the Labour Party. He was twice Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the 1960s and 1970s, winning four general elections, including a minority government after the February 1974 general election resulted in a hung parliament. He is the most recent British Prime Minister to have served non-consecutive terms.
Entering Parliament in 1945, Harold Wilson was appointed the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and rose quickly through the ranks, becoming the Secretary for Overseas Trade two years later and finally being appointed to the Cabinet as the President of the Board of Trade in 1947. In the Labour Shadow Cabinet he served first as the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1955 to 1961, and then as the Shadow Foreign Secretary until being elected party leader in 1963.
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"Everybody should have an equal chance - but they shouldn't have a flying start." Harold Wilson
"Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power." Harold Wilson
"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery." Harold Wilson