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James Callaghan 1912–2005
British Labour statesman, Prime Minister 1976–9. See also Anonymous 

  1. You cannot now, if you ever could, spend your way out of a recession.
    speech at Labour Party Conference, 28 September 1976
  2. You never reach the promised land. You can march towards it.
    television interview, 20 July 1978
  3. I had known it was going to be a ‘winter of discontent’.
    television interview, 8 February 1979; see Anonymous, Shakespeare
  4. It's the first time in recorded history that turkeys have been known to vote for an early Christmas.
    in the debate resulting in the fall of the Labour government, when the pact between Labour and the Liberals had collapsed, and the Scottish and Welsh Nationalists had also withdrawn their support
    in the House of Commons, 28 March 1979