Nigel Lawson said that, just as if there were no criminals there would be no need for the police, if there were no liberals or socialists there would be no need for conservatives.
The Ballymoney Free Press editorialised about Home Rule in 1910, 'Good people wish to be let alone. Ever since the serpent entered the Garden, good people will not be let alone'.
Frank Furedi: "Back in 1997, Oxford political philosopher Isaiah Berlin remarked that ‘for the first time since 1789 the European left does not have a project’. He could have added that neither did the European right." Has anything changed?
President Van der Bellen of Austria on Monday: By the way, not only Muslim women - any woman can wear a headscarf... and if it goes on like this - and with that I'm at the next question, the actual rampant Islamophobia -there will come a day when we will have to ask all women to wear a headscarf - ALL! - out of solidarity towards those who do it for religious reasons.
Benjamin Disraeli: Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.