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Political Insults & Putdowns



   1. Quotes and Insulting Quotations from Sir Winston Churchill

He is one of those orators of whom it was well said. Before they get up, they do not know what they are going to say;when they are speaking, they do not know what they are saying;and when they have sat down, they do not know what they have said
On Lord Charles Beresford

I remember when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum's Circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit on the programme which I most desired to see was the one described as "The Boneless Wonder". My parents judged that the spectacle would be too demoralising and revolting for my youthful eye and I have waited fifty years, to see the The Boneless Wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench.
On Ramsay MacDonald

A curious mixture of geniality and venom
On Herbert Morrison

Mr Gladstone read Homer for fun, which I thought served him right
On Gladstone

The happy warrior of Squandermania
On Lloyd George

Unless the right honourable gentleman changes his policy and methods and moves without the slightest delay, he will be as great a curse to this country in peace as he was a squalid nuisance in time of war
On Aneurin Bevan

They are not fit to manage a whelk stall
On the Labour Party

There he stalks, that wuthering height
On John Reith

A sheep in sheep's clothing
On Clement Atlee

A modest man, who has much to be modest about
On Clement Atlee

An empty taxi arrived at 10 Downing Street, and when the door was opened, Atlee got out
On Clement Atlee

He delivers his speech with an expression of wounded guilt
On Stafford Cripps

There but for the grace of God, goes God
On Stafford Cripps

I wish Stanley Baldwin no ill, but it would have been much better if he had never lived
On Stanley Baldwin

The candle in that great turnip has gone out
On Stanley Baldwin

He occasionally stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened
On Stanley Baldwin

Mr Chamberlain loves the working man, he loves to see him work
On Joseph Chamberlain

He always played the game, and he always lost it
On Austin Chamberlain

He looked at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe
On Neville Chamberlain

At the depths of that dusty soul there is nothing but abject surrender
On Neville Chamberlain

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last
On Neville Chamberlain

Lady Astor to Churchill "Winston, if you were my husband I would flavour your coffee with poison"
Churchill: "Madam, if I were your husband, I should drink it"

Bessie Braddock to Churchill "Winston, your drunk!"
Churchill: "Bessie, your ugly, and tomorrow morning I shall be sober"

The greatest cross I have to bear is the cross of Lorraine
On Charles de Gaulle

In defeat unbeatable, in victory unbearable
On General Montgomery

What could you hope to achieve except to be sunk in a bigger and more expensive ship this time
On Admiral Mountbatten

A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma
On Russia

it becomes still more difficult to reconcile Japanese action with prudence or even with sanity
On Japan

Cultured people are merely the glittering scum which floats upon the deep river of production

When I am abroad I always make it a rule never to criticise or attack the Government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home.

I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting
Winston Churchill 1915


   2. Quotes and Insulting Quotations from Margaret Thatcher


You don't reach Downing Street by pretending you've travelled the road to Damascus when you haven't even left home
On Neil Kinnock

Treachery with a smile on its face
On being removed from office

It's exciting to have a real crisis on your hands, when you have spent half your political life dealing with humdrum issues like the environment
On the Falklands War

Attila the Hen
Clement Freud on Margaret Thatcher

The Immaculate Misconception
Norman St John-Stevas on Margaret Thatcher

She sounded like the Book of Revelations read out over a railway station public address system by a headmistress of a certain age wearing calico knickers
Clive James on Margaret Thatcher

The Prime Minister tells us she has given the French president a piece of her mind, not a gift I would receive with alacrity
Denis Healy on Margaret Thatcher

I. How to be Insulting Abroad


II. Insulting Humour and Quick putdowns


IV. Insults and Putdowns for everyday use, а также по поводу Body, Boobs, Bored, Bums, Cold, Confused, Tobacco


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