- You cannot now, if you ever could, spend your way out of a recession.
speech at Labour Party Conference, 28 September 1976
- You never reach the promised land. You can march towards it.
television interview, 20 July 1978
- I had known it was going to be a ‘winter of discontent’.
- 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when the pact between Labour and the Liberals had collapsed, and the Scottish and Welsh Nationalists had also withdrawn their support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