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Tony Banks

Data de nascimento: 8. Abril 1942
Data de falecimento: 8. Janeiro 2006

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Anthony Louis Banks, barão de Stratford , mais conhecido como Tony Banks, foi um político britânico e membro do Partido Trabalhista na Câmara dos Lordes.

Foi membro do parlamento e atuou como ministro do desporto de 1997 a 1999. Aos 5 de janeiro de 2006, sofreu uma séria hemorragia cerebral enquanto passava férias na Flórida e faleceu em 8 de janeiro, com 62 anos de idade.

Citações Tony Banks

„I am finding the inherent politeness of this place quite destabilising. Having come from a House where politeness is about as rare as an orderly queue at a London bus stop, the culture shock on entering your Lordships' House has been profound. Indeed, such relentless politeness is not merely destabilising, but positively exhausting.“

— Tony Banks
maiden speech to the House of Lords http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200506/ldhansrd/vo050720/text/50720-23.htm, 20 July 2005; quoted by United Kingdom Parliament World Wide Web Service contrasting the House of Lords with the House of Commons.

„Living proof that a pig's bladder on the end of a stick can be elected to Parliament“

— Tony Banks
"Tony Banks close to death after stroke" http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article337229.ece, The Independent (online edition), 8 January 2006. on right-wing Conservative MP Terry Dicks

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„Since the great days of Jimmy Greaves, it's the only time anyone's managed to score five times in a Chelsea shirt.“

— Tony Banks
"The wit and wisdom of Tony Banks" http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4593562.stm, BBC News, 8 January 2006. after a kiss-and-tell story appeared detailing how former Conservative minister David Mellor, his close friend and fellow Chelsea fan, wore football kit during sex.

„Personally I wish the police had truncheoned the English fans to death, but I can’t really say that on the record.“

— Tony Banks
"Hopes fade for Tony Banks after holiday stroke" http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1975281,00.html, The Times Online, 8 January 2006. comment on football hooliganism abroad after allegations of police brutality against rioting English fans.

„I think my exact words were "Fuck me!"“

— Tony Banks
Obituary http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/01/09/db0901.xml, Daily Telegraph, 9 January 2006. Recounting his reaction on being appointed a minister.

„To make matters worse, they have elected a foetus as the party leader. I bet a lot of them wish they had not voted against abortion now!“

— Tony Banks
"Beyond a joke: the ones that went too far" http://politics.guardian.co.uk/redbox/story/0,9029,1157599,00.html, Guardian Unlimited, 27 February 2004. comment on both the Conservative Party leader William Hague and the abortion debate at a Labour Party conference fringe meeting, 1997.

„... so unpopular, if he became a funeral director people would stop dying“

— Tony Banks
"The wit and wisdom of Tony Banks" http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4593562.stm, BBC News, 8 January 2006. on former Prime Minister John Major

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„... one of the most charismatic politicians in Britain, a true man of the people.“

— Tony Banks
Tony Blair, British Prime Minister; quoted by BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4593920.stm.

„I have gone to a safe house, as they say, so I might as well have a different name“

— Tony Banks
"Banks changes name for Lords life" http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4123628.stm, BBC News, 23 June 2005. on taking the title Lord Stratford when he entered the House of Lords.

„She is a half-mad old bag lady. The Finchley Whinger.“

— Tony Banks
http://www.geocities.com/Axiom43/insults.html on former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher again.

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„We'll look back and wonder who were these barbarous people, just like we look back at those who supported bull-baiting“

— Tony Banks
"Tony Banks close to death after stroke" http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article337229.ece, The Independent (online edition), 8 January 2006. on fox-hunting.

„She behaves with all the sensitivity of a sex-starved boa constrictor“

— Tony Banks
http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1682818,00.html on former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

„If champagne ever wanted cheering up, it would drink Tony Banks.“

— Tony Banks
Stephen Pound, MP; quoted on the Today programme, 9 January 2006.

„I found it intellectually numbing, tedious in the extreme. All you were was a sort of high-powered social worker and perhaps not even a good one. So I won't miss that.“

— Tony Banks
"Obituary: Tony Banks" http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4591310.stm, BBC News, 9 January 2006. comments on constituency work after standing down as an MP

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