Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee Quotes

The Common Market. The so-called Common Market of six nations. Know them all well. Very recently this country spent a great deal of blood and treasure rescuing four of 'em from attacks by the other two.

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

A Tory minister can sleep in ten different women's beds in a week. A Labour minister gets it in the neck if he looks at his neighbour's wife over the garden fence.

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

There were few who thought him a starter, Many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM, CH and OM, an Earl and a Knight of the Garter.

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

When we are returned to power we want to put in the statute book an act which will make our people citizens of the world before they are citizens of this country.

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

Mr. Chamberlain's Budget was the natural expression of the character of the present Government. There was hardly any increase allowed for the services which went to build up the life of the people, education and health. Everything was devoted to piling up the instruments of death. The Chancellor expressed great regret that he should have to spend so much on armaments, but said that it was absolutely necessary and was due only to the actions of other nations. One would think to listen to him that the Government had no responsibility for the state of world affairs.

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

We are told in the White Paper that there is danger against which we have to guard ourselves. We do not think you can do it by national defence. We think you can only do it by moving forward to a new world a world of law, the abolition of national armaments with a world force and a world economic system. I shall be told that that is quite impossible.

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

We have absolutely abandoned any idea of nationalist loyalty. We are deliberately putting a world order before our loyalty to our own country.

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

I am pleased to see from the laughter on the Ministerial benches that there is no implication on their part to take Sir Oswald Mosley too seriously. It can easily be seen to-day that this idea of a dictator is gradually falling down.

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

There is a denial of the value of the individual. Christianity affirms the value of each individual soul. Nazism denies it. The individual is sacrificed to the idol of the German Leader, German State or the German race. The ordinary citizen is allowed to hear and think only as the rulers decree.

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

... the Peace Treaties must be scrapped ... I stand for no more war and no more secret diplomacy.

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

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