„It's quite a change to have a prime minister who hasn't got any political ideas at all.“

On John Major, 1991
1990s

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Michael Foot
britischer Politiker und Vorsitzender der Labour Party (198… 1913 - 2010

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„In the course of a few weeks the one policy with which the Prime Minister was uniquely and personally associated, the contribution to policy of which he appears to have been most proud, has been blown apart, and with it has gone for ever any claim by the Prime Minister or the party that he leads to economic competence. He is the devalued Prime Minister of a devalued Government.“

—  John Smith Labour Party leader from Scotland (1938-1994) 1938 - 1994

Hansard http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199293/cmhansrd/1992-09-24/Debate-2.html, House of Commons, 6th series, vol. 212, col. 22.
House of Commons speech, 24 September 1992, referring to Black Wednesday.

„No prime-minister in the parliament of letters has, at any time, ventured to introduce a bill“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard British author and journalist 1804 - 1845

"Quotations".
Sketches from Life (1846)
Kontext: No prime-minister in the parliament of letters has, at any time, ventured to introduce a bill for the apprehension of all vagrant inverted commas that may be found trespassing in the sunny places of argument; and to restrain the poaching propensities of authors in general, who are apt to stroll without a license into the manors of other men's genius.

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„I ruled out any discussions on the subject [on the constitutional issue of raising any issue on the exchange of letters between Prime Minister and the President, in the Parliament], upholding the principle of confidentiality of communication between the President and the Prime Minister …a significant constitutional precedent.“

—  R. Venkataraman seventh Vice-President of India and the 8th President of India 1910 - 2009

Quelle: Commissions and Omissions by Indian Presidents and Their Conflicts with the Prime Ministers Under the Constitution: 1977-2001, P.128.

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„It is not normal for a Deputy Prime Minister to end up running a Prime Minister's diary, chairing staff meetings. It's not normal for a Deputy Prime Minister to be trying to manage so that quality speeches are given.“

—  Julia Gillard Australian politician and lawyer, 27th Prime Minister of Australia 1961

The Killing Season, Episode two: Great Moral Challenge (2009–10)

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„We never took a vote in the Cabinet that I can remember and the most important of all the Prime Minister's functions is to give a firm lead in Cabinet so that decisions can be taken quickly. The Prime Minister musn't always listen to those who talk most.“

—  Clement Attlee Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1883 - 1967

Address to the Oxford University Law Society (14 June 1957), quoted in The Times (15 June 1957), p. 4.
1950s

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„Oh! Who am I; a mere Prime Minister before the queen of song.“

—  M. S. Subbulakshmi singer,Carnatic vocalist 1916 - 2004

Once Pandit Jawhar Lal Nehru heard Subbalakshmi when he could not help exclaiming, as quoted here in "Greatness of Spirit: Profiles of Indian Magsaysay Award Winners", page=58.
About M.S.

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„The first lesson that you must learn is that, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

When Churchill was in opposition after 1945, he led the Conservative Party in a debate about the Health Service. As he listened to Aneurin Bevan’s opening speech, he called for some statistics about infant mortality … [which were] supplied, copiously and accurately, by Iain Macleod, then working in the back rooms of the Conservative Research Department. But, in his speech, Churchill made only one bold and sweeping use … [of Macleod’s detailed research]. Encountering MacLeod afterward, Churchill made the above statement. As cited in The Life of Politics (1968), Henry Fairlie, Methuen, pp. 203-204.
Post-war years (1945–1955)
Kontext: I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is that, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.

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„I want to write to the Guinness Book of World Records that Manmohan Singh is the only Prime Minister of India among the eleven Prime Ministers that the country had who has not won even a municipal election. What is he going to tell me? Manmohan Singh is a nominated Prime Minister. He is not a representative of the people of India.“

—  Manmohan Singh 13th Prime Minister of India 1932

Natwar Singh, former External Affairs Minister, "Manmohan hasn't even won an election: Natwar" http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Manmohan-hasnt-even-won-an-election-Natwar/articleshow/1878602.cms, The Times of India (9 August 2009)

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„I wouldn't call the Prime Minister gutless. That's all that's left of him.“

—  David Lange New Zealand politician and 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand 1942 - 2005

Referring to Sir Robert "Piggy" Muldoon.
Quelle: NZPD 456, 1984, p. 107.

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„Headmasters have powers at their disposal with which Prime Ministers have never yet been invested.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

Quelle: My Early Life: A Roving Commission (1930), Chapter 2 (Harrow).

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