Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn Quotes

It is wholly wrong to blame Marx for what was done in his name , as it is to blame Jesus for what was done in his,

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

Anyone from abroad will tell you that it is the class system that really lies at the root of our problems, economic and industrial. The House of Lords symbolises that.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

When we have a majority we will do it. I think the days of the Lords are quite genuinely numbered.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

Through me the energy policy of the whole Common Market is being held up. Without opening old wounds, it pleases me no end.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

He has a deep contempt for Britain, the British people and parliamentary democracy. He is trying to climb back to power via the Treaty of Rome, and put Britain under government from Brussels for ever. In 1970 Mr Heath solemnly promised that he would not take Britain into the Common Market without the full-hearted consent of the British people. He broke his pledged word then, and he now says he will not accept a 'No' vote on Thursday. Heath promised more jobs and higher living standards inside the EEC. These promises were all broken, and he now tells us we are so poor we cannot come out; beggars can't be chooses. That is false, too. Heath's leadership has been a total disaster for the British people. The Tory Party threw him out.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

What we lack in Government is entrepreneurial ability.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

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
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