Roy Hattersley


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Roy Sydney George Hattersley, Baron Hattersley (born 28 December 1932) is a British Labour politician, author and journalist from Sheffield. He served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1983 to 1992.

Roy Hattersley has been a socialist and Labour supporter from his youth, electioneering at the age of 12 for his local MP and city councillors, beginning in 1945. His own mother, ... more »

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  • ''In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme.''
    Roy Hattersley (b. 1932), British Labour politician. Evening Standard (London, May 9, 1989).
  • ''Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.''
    Roy Hattersley (b. 1932), British Labour politician. Guardian (London, Sept. 30, 1988).
  • ''The proposition that Muslims are welcome in Britain if, and only if, they stop behaving like Muslims is a doctrine which is incompatible with the principles that guide a free society.''
    Roy Hattersley (b. 1932), British Labour politician. Independent (London, July 21, 1989).
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