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The Most Famous Labour Party Quotes (Best in 2024)

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In the end, the Labour party could cease to represent labour. Stranger historic ironies have happened than that. — Enoch Powell

The Labour party has never been a socialist party, although there have always been socialists in it - a bit like Christians in the Church of England. — Tony Benn

The Labour Party's election manifesto is the longest suicide note in history. — Greg Knight

The Labor Party is a party of conviction. The Liberal Party is a party of convenience. — Paul Keating

A Tory minister can sleep in ten different women's beds in a week. A Labour minister gets it in the neck if he looks at his neighbour's wife over the garden fence. — Clement Attlee

Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. — Adam Smith

What can Labor do for itself? The answer is not difficult. Labor can organize, it can unify; it can consolidate its forces. This done, it can demand and command. — Eugene V. Debs

Labour, like all other things which are purchased and sold... has its natural and its market price. — David Ricardo

Under my leadership the Conservative Party will come back together in the interests of the whole country. — Theresa May

Billions raised, billions spent. No idea where the money has gone. With a record like that the chancellor should be running for treasurer of the Labour Party. — David Cameron

Short Labour Party Quotes

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  • The longest suicide note in history. — Gerald Kaufman
  • I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country. — Tony Blair
  • I do not often attack the Labour Party, they do it so well themselves. — Edward Heath
  • A Labour party is not a debating club, it is a party of action. — Karl Radek
  • Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime. — Tony Blair
  • I have never been in favour of expelling people from the Labour Party. — Michael Foot
  • People can say what they want in the Labour Party. — Michael Foot
  • Abortion is an issue of conscience for the Labour party. — Diane Abbott
  • I've never known a time when the in-fighting in the Labour Party was so bitter. — Roy Hattersley
  • The Labour Party is going about the country stirring up apathy. — William Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw

Labour Party Image Quotes

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Labour party quote by Gerald Kaufman

The longest suicide note in history. — Gerald Kaufman

Labour party quote Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals a
Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.

Labor Party Quotes

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Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

The Republican Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of cheap labor, satisfying a very important constituency. — Tom Tancredo

You have got to unite in the same labor union and in the same political party and strike and vote together, and the hour you do that, the world is yours. — Eugene V. Debs

Labour party quote A party without a cake is just a meeting.
A party without a cake is just a meeting.

The fact is Burke is smarter than two thirds of the Western Australian Labor Party rolled together. — Paul Keating

I've got a really hard election. If you had a really hard election and it was after Labor Day would you go to North Carolina to a bunch of parties and glad-handing or would you stay home and work as hard as you know how to convince Missourians they should rehire you? — Claire McCaskill

Historically, if you look back at the struggle to end slavery, the struggle to gain womens' right to vote, the labor movement - these were big social transitions in which there was a movement on the ground in which a lot of people died, but it also took an independent political party. — Jill Stein

Labour party quote Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group, a tribute to our combined ef
Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group, a tribute to our combined effort.

The Labor Party is not going to profit from having these proven unsuccessful people around who are frightened of their own shadow and won't get out of bed in the morning unless they've had a focus group report to tell them which side of bed to get out. — Paul Keating

I want to build a Big Labor party. A party of big ideas. A party which is deeply connected to the community. A party which reflects our diverse nation. — Bill Shorten

The Labor Party has always - always been praised as leaders. In fact, there's probably more books written about ALP leaders and the ALP people than the Libs or anyone else in Australian's history, but there was substance to it. — Warren Mundine

Including everyone in the economic, wealth-creating life of the nation is today the best way for Labor (Australian Labor Party) to meet its twin goals of raising national prosperity and creating a fair and decent society. — Julia Gillard

Labour Movement Quotes

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United we stand, divided we fall is one of the oldest and truest slogans of the Labour movement. — Jeremy Corbyn

The labor movement is organized upon a principle that the strong shall help the weak. — John L. Lewis

Such a scheme.. the betrayal of the national democracy of Industrial Ulster, would mean a carnival of reaction both North and South, would set back the wheels of progress, would destroy the oncoming unity of the Irish labour movement and paralyse all advanced movements while it lasted. — James Connolly

In some ways, [the student anti-sweatshop movement] is like the anti-apartheid movement, except that in this case its striking at the core of the relations of exploitation. Much of this was initiated by Charlie Kernaghan of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights. — Sayings

We have a great objective - the light on the hill - which we aim to reach by working for the betterment of mankind not only here but anywhere we may give a helping hand. If it were not for that, the Labour movement would not be worth fighting for. — Ben Chifley

The labor movement means just this: It is the last noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth. — Wendell Phillips

The American Labor Movement has consistently demonstrated its devotion to the public interest. It is, and has been, good for all America. — John F. Kennedy

If a Labour movement, on a bourgeois basis, has hitherto existed in the country where the new movement is awakening it will certainly not disappear all at once. — Karl Radek

Arthur Scargill is the Labour movements nearest equivalent to a First World War General. — Neil Kinnock

Labor is today the most vital and potential power this planet has ever known, and its historic mission of emancipating the workers of the world from the thraldom of the ages is as certain of ultimate realization as is the setting of the sun. — Eugene V. Debs

Labour Quotes

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The change starts within each one of us. And ends only when all children are free to be children — Craig Kielburger

We, at least, are not loyal men: we confess to having more respect and honour for the raggedest child of the poorest labourer in Ireland today than for any, even the most virtuous, descendant of the long array of murderers, adulterers and madmen who have sat upon the throne of England. — James Connolly

I believe the prayers of 30 years ago are not lost. We may not see the results of our labour or sacrifice immediately, but in due time they will produce much fruit. — T. B. Joshua

Child labour is an issue of grave importance. It must become a top priority for all governments of the world. How can the world move into the twenty-first century with children still being exploited for their labour and denied their basic right to an education? — Craig Kielburger

Eight hours daily labour is enough for any human being, and under proper arrangements sufficient to afford an ample supply of food, raiment and shelter, or the necessaries and comforts of life, and for the remainder of his time, every person is entitled to education, recreation and sleep. — Robert Owen

We should always look upon ourselves as God's servants, placed in God's world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can. — David Brainerd

The lowest stage of humanity is experienced when the individual must labour for a small pittance of wages from others. — Robert Owen

Men Wanted for Dangerous Expedition: Low Wages for Long Hours of Arduous Labour under Brutal Conditions; Months of Continual Darkness and Extreme Cold; Great Risk to Life and Limb from Disease, Accidents and Other Hazards; Small Chance of Fame in Case of Success. — Ernest Shackleton

That rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or labourer's cottage is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there. — George Orwell

The path to the Truth is a labour of the heart, not of the head. Make your heart your primary guide! Not your mind. Meet, challenge and ultimately prevail over your nafs with your heart. Knowing your ego will lead you to the knowledge of God. — Shams Tabrizi

Labour Day Quotes

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Under a spreading chestnut-tree The village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

One day I heard a speech of Hitler. In this speech he said that the German factory worker and the German labourer must make common cause with the German intellectual worker. — Fritz Sauckel

Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard! — Aaliyah

Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm. — Sidney Phillips

Thou, O God, dost sell us all good things at the price of labor. — Leonardo da Vinci

Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior ofcapital, and deserves muchthe higher consideration. — Abraham Lincoln

If this labourer were in possession of his own means of production, and was satisfied to live as a labourer, he need not work beyond beyond the time necessary for the reproduction of his means of subsistence, say 8 hours a day. — Karl Marx

He who labors diligently need never despair. — Menander

I work like a labourer on a farm or in a vineyard. Things come to me slowly. My vocabulary of forms, for instance, has not been the discovery of a day. It took shape in spite of myself... That is why I am always working on a hundred different things at the same time. — Joan Miro

Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind. — Henry Ford

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More Labour Party Quotes

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This government and the party that I lead will continue to argue an alternative to the Tory-Labour austerity. — Nicola Sturgeon

The labour party is like a stage-coach. If you rattle along at great speed everybody inside is too exhilarated or too seasick to cause any trouble. But if you stop everybody gets out and argues about where to go next. — Harold Wilson

Is the Labour Party to remain a democratic party in which the right of free criticism and free debate is not merely tolerated but encouraged? Or are the rank and file of the party to be bludgeoned or cowed into an uncritical subservience towards the leadership? — Michael Foot

I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today's vote on Brexit has no constitutional legitimacy. — Jeremy Corbyn

The labour Party has lost the last four elections. If they lose another, they get to keep the liberal party. — Clive Anderson

It is time Britain put its trust back into the Labour Party. I believe I am the candidate that can make this happen precisely because I am not associated with the past. — Diane Abbott

The trade unions and the Labour Party... failed miserably. Instead of giving concrete support, and calling upon workers to take industrial action, they did nothing. — Arthur Scargill

The trouble with the Labour Party leadership and the trade union leadership, they're quite willing to applaud millions on the streets of the Philippines or in Eastern Europe, without understanding the need to also produce millions of people on the streets of Britain. — Arthur Scargill

If the Labour party goes back to reasserting its socialist and democratic beliefs, that's where I belong. — Shirley Williams

The Labour Party believes in turning workers against owners; we believe in turning workers into owners. — Margaret Thatcher

The Labour Party of today has fits of horrors of the very thought of somebody like me might saying that they bought in white Australia. But I believe they did. — Colleen McCullough

Following the rise of the Labour Party it seemed reasonable, in 1927, to expect, or at least hope, that co-operation for the common good might gradually replace the competitiveness of capitalism. — Dora Russell

I was a Labour Party man but I found myself to the left of the Labour party in Nelson, militant as that was. I came to London and in a few months I was a Trotskyist. — C. L. R. James

Contrast that with the call of the Liberal Democrats in April, when they were prepared to call upon the British people to participate in a 24-hour strike. It shows how far to the right the Labour Party's gone. — Arthur Scargill

I'm still batting away on my politics for the Labour Party. I'm much further to the left of them than I used to be, but that's because they've moved, not me. — Billy Bragg

The trouble with the Labour Party is that they don't really believe in Socialism, but they cannot wholeheartedly approve of private enterprise either. — Jo Grimond

I think the truth is that the Labour Party isn't believed any more because people suspect it will say anything to get votes. The rebuilding of some radical alternatives to Thatcherism - and by that I mean all-party Thatcherism - will require us to do some very difficult things — Tony Benn

We just have to be crystal clear that if we were to abandon all the reforms made over some very painful years in the Labour party, we would be consigned back to opposition. — Patricia Hewitt

Labour Party members must all be free to criticise and oppose injustice and abuse wherever we find it. — Jeremy Corbyn

I did meet Mickey Mouse in California, and he seems to be writing the Labour party's economic policy at the moment. — George Osborne

I joined the Labour Party not because it was Left Wing, but because it was definitely internationalists and would seem to be the group in the Labour Party which would serve my purpose best for propaganda along internationalist lines. — Norman Angell

But Friedman seemed to share Friedrich Hayek's extreme and inaccurate view that socialism of the sort that Britain embraced under the old Labour Party was incompatible with democracy, and I don't think that there is a good theoretical or empirical basis for that view. The Road to Serfdom flunks the test of accuracy of prediction! — Richard Posner

We can only converse if we can speak the same language. So if we are going to build One Nation, we need to start with everyone in Britain knowing how to speak English. — Ed Miliband

In general, if signs of sectarianism do appear in a Socialist Party, these are only the products of the absence of a broad Labour movement in the country. — Karl Radek

At various times in the next 20 or 30 years I think it reasonable to anticipate that I will be among the leadershp of the Labour Party, but as far as being leader, I can't see it happening, and I'm not particularly keen on it happening. — Neil Kinnock

The domination of capitalism globally depends today on the existence of a Chinese Communist party that gives delocalised capitalist enterprises cheap labour to lower prices and deprive workers of the rights of self-organisation. — Jacques Ranciere

I am in the Labour Party because I am a feminist. I am in the Labour Party because I believe in equality. — Harriet Harman

I shall not rest until, once again, the destinies of our people and our party are joined together again in victory at the next general election Labour in its rightful place in government again. — Tony Blair

My own view is that if you filled every member of the parliamentary Labour party with a truth drug and lashed them to a polygraph lie detector, very, very few of them would support foundation hospitals. — Frank Dobson

In 1925, when Britain went back to the gold standard, that was supported by the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Bank of England, the civil service, the CBI, the TUC, the Times, the Economist; that consensus was very strong. — Ed Balls

The question Tony Blair should be reflecting on this weekend is having achieved this, having secured his place in the history of the Labour Party and the history of Britain, whether now might be a better time to let a new leader in who could then achieve the unity we need if we are going to go forward. — Robin Cook

Ive been really clear that my first job as leader of the Labour Party and co-leader of the labour movement is to engage with our base. — David Cunliffe

I can stand here today, leader of the Labour Party, Prime Minister, and say to the British people: you have never had it so ... prudent. — Tony Blair

I make no apology for saying that in the East End of London a new party of labour, with a small L, is being born — George Galloway

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