A number of peers have said things which have entered the dictionaries of quotations. Baroness Thatcher is an especially good example, primarily when she was Prime Minister (‘You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning’, ‘There is no such thing as society’, ‘No, No, No’). This week’s quiz tests your knowledge of what politicians – presently members of the House of Lords – have said. As usual, the first two readers to supply the correct answers will be the winners.
Which peers said the following:
1. ‘Like being savaged by a dead sheep.’
2. ‘The time has come for others to consider their own response to the tragic conflict of loyalties with which I have myself wrestled for perhaps too long.’
3. ‘The Conservative Party has never believed that the business of government is the government of business.’
4.’We give the impression of being in office but not in power.’
5.’It contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth.’