Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn Quotes

In developing our industrial strategy for the period ahead, we have the benefit of much experience. Almost everything has been tried at least once.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

Edward Heath, who sold out Britain's interests to the Common Market and gave our sovereignty away without our consentwith support of Mr Thorpe and the Liberalsis not entitled to wave the Union Jack to get himself out of the mess.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

It will enable a Labour Government to do all they want under Labour's Programme for Britain...It will give us the powers to control all the oil companies, all the multinationals, to fix their prices and their distribution systems.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

The 1973 Labour Conference will have before it the most radical programme the Party has prepared since 1945.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

I sometimes wish the trade unionists who work in the mass media, those who are writers and broadcasters and secretaries and printers and lift operators of Thomson House would remember that they too are members of our working class movement and have a responsibility to see that what is said about us is true.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

Britain is the only colony in the British Empire and it is up to us now to liberate ourselves.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

Men who would rather go to jail than betray what they believe to be their duty to their fellow workers and the principles which they hold.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

We want industry to be in the public sector, to change the power structure of our society...We have not yet carved out of public enterprise a wide enough area of management decision which ought properly to be brought within the ambit of the workers themselves.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

Workers are not going to be fobbed off with a few shares...or by a carbon copy of the German system of co-determination.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

The flag of racialism which has been hoisted in Wolverhampton is beginning to look like the one that fluttered 25 years ago over Dachau and Belsen.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

I am against the Treaty of Rome which entrenches laissez faire as its philosophy and chooses bureaucracy as its administrative method.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn
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