[OT] Prime Minister's "Events" quote

Robin Barker Robin.Barker at npl.co.uk
Fri Dec 16 16:23:30 GMT 2005


This is the top google hit for <events dear boy events>.
Looks like Harold Macmillan is your man - as I suspected.


Harold Wilson, former prime minister (for my younger readers !), pipe smoker and Gannex coat wearer, famously said "A week is a long time in politics". And when another prime minister, Harold Macmillan, was asked by a young journalist after a long dinner what can most easily steer a government off course, he answered "Events, dear boy. Events". In short, politics is unpredictable.


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From: Nigel Hamilton
To: london.pm
Sent: 16/12/05 16:11
Subject: [OT] Prime Minister's "Events" quote


 	I'm trying to track down the quote by an ex-British PM - about 
the difficulties of responding to "events" in politics. Any ideas? Sorry

for the wildly OT question.


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