It does mean, if this is the idea, the end of Britain as an independent European means the end of a thousand years of history.

— Hugh Gaitskell

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I can assure you that there is no question of us throwing away the tradition of the Grammar Schools.


We could not have parliamentary sovereignty with a European Parliament.


You still hear some people speaking as though we could decide whether the Common market existed or not.


Surely the right course is to test the Russians, not the bombs.


In recent years, hours of work have been reduced, holidays have been increased, the age of entry into employment has gone up, and above all, our general health and expectation of life as a people have markedly improved. It is a natural corollary of these changes that we should work longer and retire later.


In the last few years we have learned to distinguish the means of Socialism from the ends.


Let us not forget that we can never go farther than we can persuade at least half of the people to go.


We really must keep under control, and pretty strict control, the area within which 'The Man in Whitehall' knows best.

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