Remarkable Council Estates quotations

Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.

Neither was there any heresy, or diversity of opinion, or disputing about the matter, till the pope had gathered a council to confirm this transubstantiation: wherefore it is most likely that this opinion came up by them of latter days.

I'm a Conservative, but I talk for the ordinary working classes.

I get on with the boys at the pub, but I can also mix with Prince Andrew. I understand both levels. The toffs haven't lived in council estates; they've just known big mansions. How can they understand how the postman feels? I would never say no to becoming an MP.

Michael Gove is the right leader for the country .

.. He can speak out to the aspirational underdog in our society, the kid from the council estate.


I'm from a council estate myself, and the biggest release we had as kids was football. That's where all the great players learn their trade - as kids having a kickabout.

When I gave up my office job and became a full-time professional photographer, my fortunes certainly improved markedly. We moved away from the council estate into our own house and for the first time in my life, I had a little spare money.

I was well brought up, my parents are still together.

I lived in a council estate, but I don't anymore; I saw my parents buy a nice house and move me to a nice area.

It's still one of the proudest moments in my career boxing at Madison Square Garden. Some fighters who have won titles and championships have never boxed at Madison Square Garden. For a little kid just off a council estate to do it was a dream come true.