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Harold Wilson

Data de nascimento: 11. Março 1916
Data de falecimento: 24. Maio 1995
Outros nomes:James Harold Wilson

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James Harold Wilson, Barão Wilson de Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, RSS, PC , político e economista britânico, foi primeiro-ministro do Reino Unido entre 1964 a 1970 e 1974 a 1976 pelo Partido Trabalhista.

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„I get a little nauseated, perhaps, when I hear the phrase "freedom of the Press" used as freely as it is, knowing that a large part of our proprietorial Press is not free at all“

— Harold Wilson
[http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1974/dec/05/prime-minister-visits Speech in the House of Commons (5 December 1974)]

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„The Smethwick Conservatives can have the satisfaction of having topped the poll, and of having sent here as their Member one who, until a further General Election restores him to oblivion, will serve his term here as a Parliamentary leper“

— Harold Wilson
[http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1964/nov/03/debate-on-the-address-first-day Speech in the House of Commons (3 November 1964)]. The 1964 general election had seen the defeat of Wilson's Shadow Foreign Secretary Patrick Gordon Walker by Conservative Peter Griffiths after an allegedly racist campaign. Griffiths was indeed defeated at the next election but returned to Parliament in 1979 and served until 1997.

„Hughie, get your tanks off my lawn.“

— Harold Wilson
Statement to trade union leader Hugh Scanlon (c. 1969), as quoted in [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1452770/Lord-Scanlon.html "Lord Scanlon" in The Telegraph (28 January 2004)]

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