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Edward Heath

Data de nascimento: 9. Julho 1916
Data de falecimento: 17. Julho 2005

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Sir Edward Richard George Heath, KG MBE , foi um político britânico, foi líder do Partido Conservador de 1965 a 1975 e primeiro-ministro do Reino Unido, de 1970 a 1974.

Heath era um velejador de classe mundial e um músico de quase padrão profissional. Ele também foi um dos quatro primeiros-ministros britânicos a nunca se casarem.

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„One lonely voice still shouting labour!“

—  Edward Heath
During the 1970 election campaign.

„This would, at a stroke, reduce the rise in prices, increase production and reduce unemployment.“

—  Edward Heath
Speech (16 June 1970), quoted in The Times (17 June 1970), p. 4. This would be quoted back at Heath repeatedly during his premiership.

„We will have to embark on a change so radical, a revolution so quiet and yet so total, that it will go far beyond the programme for a parliament.“

—  Edward Heath
Speech to Conservative Party Conference (10 October 1970), quoted in John Campbell, Edward Heath (London: Jonathan Cape, 1993), p. 311.

„This is the new imperialism, and I am against the new imperialism. It is not our job to go throwing our forces around the world and saying 'This is an evil man and so on'.“

—  Edward Heath
Remarks on the Gulf War on ITV, On the Record (3 February 1991), quoted in The Times (4 February 1991), p. 5.

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„Please don't applaud. It may irritate your neighbour.“

—  Edward Heath
Receiving a mixed reaction to his speech at the Conservative Party conference, Blackpool (14 October 1981), quoted in John Campbell, Edward Heath (London: Jonathan Cape, 1993), p. 731.

„Monetarism is dead and the alien doctrines of Friedman and Hayek remain only to be buried.“

—  Edward Heath
Speech in the House of Commons (15 March 1982) http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1982/mar/15/budget-resolutions-and-economic-situation

„To return to the question of strategy... The Falkland Islands are unlikely to cause a major explosion.“

—  Edward Heath
Speech in the House of Commons (7 July 1981) http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1981/jul/07/defence-programme

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„Peter Sissons: The single currency, a United States of Europe, was all that in your mind when you took Britain in?
Edward Heath: Of course, yes.“

—  Edward Heath
On BBC's Question Time (1 November 1990), quoted in Peter Sissons, When One Door Closes (Biteback, 2012).

„The incredible sulk.“

—  Edward Heath
Anonymous nickname referring to his complaints about Margaret Thatcher.

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