Norman Tebbit

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  • ''He didn't riot. He got on his bike and looked for work.''
    Norman Tebbit (b. 1931), British Conservative politician. speech, Oct. 15, 1981, Conservative Party Conference, Blackpool, England. On his unemployed father during the Depression. Tebbit's speech, contrasting his father's self-help approach with the attitude of rioters in Britain during the previous summer, was received with a rousing ovation at the conference, but provoked widespread controversy in the country at a time when unemployment stood at three million.
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  • ''It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism.''
    Norman Tebbit (b. 1931), British Conservative politician. Times (London, April 26, 1988).
  • ''Parliament must not be told a direct untruth, but it's quite possible to allow them to mislead themselves.''
    Norman Tebbit (b. 1931), British Conservative politician. Quoted in Observer (London, March 17, 1991).

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