„In June 1977 or thereabouts, while I was still Speaker of the Lok Sabha, I wanted to go to Bombay during a weekend to call on Jayaprakash Narayan who had come back from the United States after medical treatment. I thought I might mention the matter to Prime Minister, Morarji Desai. His reaction was uncharitable to Jayaprakash Narayan as it was unworthy of him. He asked me if it was really necessary for me to “Lionize” JP. It is an admitted fact that JP’s prominent role in bringing opposition parties together under one banner was widely acknowledged. It was also well-known that JP had been instrumental in Desai’s becoming Prime Minister“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
TV Interview for TV-AM (30 December 1988) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/107022
„The prime minister, because of his unreasoned drive to get his own way, his obstinacy, impetuous and emotional reactions, has imposed strains upon the Liberal Party, the government and the public service. I do not believe he is fit to hold the great office of prime minister, and I cannot serve in his government.“
— Malcolm Fraser Australian politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Australia 1930 - 2015
Fraser resigning from cabinet on 8 March 1971 and denouncing John Gorton's leadership http://australianpolitics.com/1971/03/09/malcolm-frasers-resignation-speech.html
„Madame Prime Minister [Indira Gandhi] do not mislead the house or the Honorable Member. The speaker has no hand to sending the Members of Parliament. He only comes to know from the news papers the next day as to which delegation is going outside the country. It is unfortunate that the Prime Minister has unnecessarily dragged the name of the speaker in the matter.“
— Neelam Sanjiva Reddy sixth President of India 1913 - 1996
His retort to Indira Gandhi’s reply “Sir, the names are selected by the Speaker, and the names which are selected by the speaker are sent as delegation outside the country” in response to a Member’s question “Mr. Speaker, I have been a Member of Parliament for quite a long time; Prime Minister has never sent me in any delegation so far; those who lick her feet they are sent in the delegation outside the country in: Dr. Janak Raj Jai "Presidents of India, 1950-2003", p. 130
„I was later called by Morarji Desai who said I should not press the matter as it was in the national interest that the basement be kept sealed. The government has something to hide and the issue should be thoroughly investigated.“
— Subramanian Swamy Indian politician 1939
On the hidden basement under the Taj Mahal, as quoted in "Hindus, Muslims in Taj Mahal tussle" http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/may/20/20050520-090732-4620r/?page=all, The Washington Times (20 May 2005)
— David Lange New Zealand politician and 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand 1942 - 2005
Source: NZPD 456, 1984, p. 107. Referring to Sir Robert "Piggy" Muldoon.
„So I thought my first Prime Ministers Question time I'd do in a slightly different way and I'm sure the Prime Minister's going to absolutely welcome this as he welcomed this idea in 2005 but something has seemed to have happened to his memory during that period. So I sent out an email to thousands of people and asked them what questions they would like to put to the Prime Minister, and I recieved forty thousand replies.“
— Jeremy Corbyn British Labour Party politician 1949
Speech http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/16/pmqs-jeremy-corbyn-verdict Jeremy Corbyn makes his debut as leader of the opposition (16 September 2015).
„When I was in college, I was belittling the woman who later become my wife for not knowing who Boba Fett was, and she responded by asking me if I knew who the Prime Minister of Israel was. Surprisingly? Not Mon Mothma.“
— Brian K. Vaughan American screenwriter, comic book creator 1976
Comic Book Resources interview http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=11765
„The suggestion that the prime minister had been flirting with one of the senior women cabinet ministers made me laugh every time I saw it, and I thought, "if you only knew!" Perhaps they should have pushed it a bit harder.“
— Edwina Currie British politician 1946
"Best Ever Spitting Image" TV documentary 2006.
— John Diefenbaker 13th Prime Minister of Canada 1895 - 1979
From a conversation with Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier (29 July 1910) when Diefenbaker was 14; quoted in Canada's Prime Ministers, 1867 - 1994: Biographies and Anecdotes (Ottawa: National Archives of Canada, 1994).
— Ian Smith Prime Minister of Rhodesia 1919 - 2007
Morgan Tsvangirai, Leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, 1999
— P. W. Botha South African prime minister 1916 - 2006
At an election meeting in Pietermaritzburg on 30 April 1987, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 19
„[becoming the Prime Minister of this country] That’s destiny. That’s not the result of my work. But, what I do as Prime Minister is a new action for which I am responsible. And whatever wrong I have done, I’ll have to pay for it.“
— Morarji Desai Former Indian Finance Minister, Freedom Fighters, Former prime minister 1896 - 1995
„At one stage, Venkataraman had agreed to become prime minister but he never told me this directly.... Once the news of his being in touch with the dissidents was leaked out, he was offered the presidency and that was the end of it.“
— Zail Singh Indian politician and former President of India 1916 - 1994
On being asked if R. Venkataraman showed any interest in becoming prime minister. In: K.R. Sundar Rajan "Presidential Years:Zail Singh's posthumous defence of his controversial tenure".
„This Prime Minister must be drummed from office and we will use each and every opportunity to make that a reality... But this Prime Minister deserves to be impeached - and we, with others, will present the case that he should be required to answer... I believe that this Prime Minister now operates outside the currency of debate, beyond the pale of decency... I don't just challenge the policies of Tony Blair, I challenge his morality... This is not a question of this Prime Minister - any prime minister - making a judgement call and just being wrong. It is not a matter, as Blair would have us believe, of someone acting in good faith and making an honest mistake. This is a man who buried the intelligence that was inconvenient, manipulated the information to suit his purpose, and entered into a secret pact with the American President to go to war come what may.“
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
Speech at the SNP annual conference (24 September 2004), quoted in The Independent, ' Salmond back with threat to impeach PM http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/salmond-back-with-threat-to-impeach-pm-6160873.html' (25 September 2004).