Westminster Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Westminster Quotes from famous persons: Bruce Oldfield, Michael Gove, Karl Philipp Moritz, Lucy Powell, Owen Jones. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Westminster Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.


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I mean, you can’t walk down the aisle in Westminster Abbey in a strapless dress, it just won‘t happen – it has to suit the grandeur of that aisle, it’s enormous.
Bruce Oldfield
The first thing I would like to say is that I don’t think folk at Westminster – or for that matter at Holyrood – constitute an elite. They are representatives who are elected and who are at the service of voters who can fire them.
Westminster Abbey, the Tower, a steeple, one church, and then another, presented themselves to our view; and we could now plainly distinguish the high round chimneys on the tops of the houses, which yet seemed to us to form an innumerable number of smaller spires, or steeples.
In Scotland, the indication is that for the Westminster elections at least, Labour voters are satisfied with their government.
Political reporting is too often trivialised, treated as a soap opera based in Westminster, rather than placed in a broader social or economic context.
As I passed along the side walls of Westminster Abbey, I hardly saw any thing but marble monuments of great admirals, but which were all too much loaded with finery and ornaments, to make on me at least, the intended impression.
The University of Westminster is well known for being a hotbed of extremist activity.
I never thought I would hear Labour and Scottish Nationalist ministers in both Westminster and Holyrood publicly recognise the environmental benefits of good grouse moor management.
Public perception of the Westminster arena, with all its posturings, does little to engender a sense of voter belief.
Being an MP is quite a strange job, because you do it in two different places. Half the time I’m in Westminster and the other half I’m in my constituency and the job is different in both of them.
I’ve not hidden and I’ll never hide the fact that I want Scotland to be an independent country. But as long as we’re part of the Westminster system, it’s really important to people in Scotland that we get good decisions coming out of Westminster. So we’ve got a vested interest in being a constructive participant.
After 23 years closeted at Westminster, where often all you can see out of the windows are other parliamentary buildings, I appreciate space, and I retired to Dartmoor to find it.
Political shenanigans come and go, yet often what feels like a big deal in Westminster fails to get a mention on the news. As a result, the public wisely let most of the hurly-burly of politics wash over their heads.
No one out there is interested in who did what to whom in Westminster politics.
The high reputation of Westminster abroad is not entirely reflected at home.
I do not own a car, and my main form of travel to Westminster and in my constituency is by bicycle. I also take my bike on trains to meetings in other parts of the country, which enables me to see other cities and the other parts of the country.
It is a truth universally unacknowledged at Westminster that there is life after politics.
I’ve been breeding Dobies for years. Almost won the breed in Westminster at one time.
The truth of the matter is that countries the world over have deficits. Let us remember this about Scotland’s deficit: it was not created in an independent Scotland; it was created on Westminster’s watch.
Finally, there’s a sense in which I look at this Westminster village and London intelligentsia as an outsider.
Diane Abbott
New ideas rarely come from the moderate parties in The Hague or Washington, in Brussels or Westminster. The world’s political centres are not the breeding ground for true change, but rather where it comes home to roost.
My pledge to you is that the SNP will put women and gender equality right at the heart of the Westminster agenda.
And so in my warnings, I was pointing to a number of incidents around the communion that could undermine our growing sense of communion – of becoming a global communion. So that’s why I pointed to New Westminster in Canada, to incidents in the United States, and Sydney itself.
I didn’t particularly want to go to Westminster – not that there were many seats available or chances for women to get elected. In 1987, Labour sent down 50 MPs, and only one of them was a woman.
Being out and about talking to residents and representing their views is, in my view, as important to politics as the grandstanding that takes place in Westminster.
Westminster is no joke. I took some tough classes there. It prepared me for a tough career.
Westminster is gripped by a fanatical race towards a cliff-edge Brexit and nobody is stopping to think about the impact it would have on the everyday lives of the people we serve as politicians.
Brexit has changed everything in British politics – it has blown open a cosy, zombie-like closed world of Westminster parliamentary politics. It has broken open the traditional line between left and right, which was already an exhausted tradition.
Thankfully, due to the United Kingdom and the commitment of the Westminster government we are able to ensure that money brought in, whether it be from the City of London or from North Sea oil, can be pooled and directed to wherever it is needed most. That is what being in the United Kingdom is all about.
People don’t want to go back to the days, pre-referendum, when the Westminster establishment sidelined and ignored Scotland. They want Scotland’s voice to be heard.
The creation of regional mayors has done little to reduce the sense that all power is concentrated in Westminster, and all investment in London.
On a very gloomy dismal day, just such a one as it ought to be, I went to see Westminster Abbey.
Outside Westminster, political debate must seem like white noise that bears little relevance to people’s everyday lives. But political choices made by the governments we elect have a real impact on how we live.
One of the things I want to achieve in the potentially short time I’m in Westminster is to stop people thinking we’re all the same. Because while they believe that, the establishment stays in the same people’s hands.
I can cope with politicians now I’ve had about 40,000 cockroaches tipped over my head. Westminster’s going to be no problem.
Westminster has let the whole country down for many years.
Touch but a cobweb in Westminster Hall, and the old spider of the law is out upon you with all his vermin at his heels.
Henry Fox
My drive comes from my parents and from Westminster.
I went to the Westminster College for Men in Missouri, which is what it was called back then, and transferred to the University of Denver where I ultimately got my degree.
Ted Shackelford
If you have a Tory government at Westminster that takes us out of Europe against our will, there may be people in Scotland who think, ‘You know what, we might be better off independent.’