(Edward) Cecil Parkinson, Baron Parkinson (born 1 September 1931 in Carnforth, Lancashire), is a British Conservative politician and former Cabinet Minister.
The son of a railway worker, Parkinson was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, a state-run day and boarding school for boys, from where he won a scholarship to Cambridge University, where he read English at Emmanuel ... more »
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''In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.''Cecil Parkinson (b. 1932), British Conservative politician. Televised interview, November 19, 1990, ITV.
''It is better to be a has-been than a never-was.''Cecil Parkinson (b. 1932), British Conservative politician. Guardian (London, June 29, 1990). Parkinson was forced to resign from his position as ...