Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone
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The Right Honourable Quintin McGarel Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone KG CH PC (9 October 1907 – 12 October 2001), formerly 2nd Viscount Hailsham (1950–1963), was a British Conservative politician.
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- Conservatives do not believe that political struggle is the most important thing in life...The simplest among them prefer fox-hunting—the wisest religion.
- Quintin Hogg, The Case for Conservatism (Penguin, 1947), p. 10.
- Being Conservative is only another way of being British.
- Quintin Hogg, The Case for Conservatism (Penguin, 1947).
- A great party is not to be brought down because of a scandal by a woman of easy virtue and a proved liar.
- "Lord Hailsham speaks out", The Times, 14 June 1963, p. 9.
- On the Profumo affair. Interview with Robert McKenzie on "Gallery" for BBC television.
- Lord Hailsham: But to try to turn it into a party issue, is really beyond belief contemptible.
Robert McKenzie: Do you feel that the others that have spoken out, the Bishops, The Times and so on, have tried to turn it into a party issue?
Hailsham: I think you have!
- Conclusion of the same interview.
- If the British public falls for this, I think it would be stark, staring bonkers.
- "Tories to fight like fury, Party chairman says", The Times, 13 October 1964 (p. 12)
- At a press conference on 12 October 1964 during the general election campaign, referring to the policies of the Labour Party.
- If you can tell me there are no adulterers on the front bench of the Labour Party you can talk to me about Profumo.
- Stephen Dorril and Robin Ramsay, "Smear" (Fourth Estate, 1991) p. 48
- Reply to heckler's cry of "Profumo!" at a public meeting on 13 October 1964. Hogg probably had in mind the Labour Party leader Harold Wilson specifically.
- Moderation is the hallmark of our country and the burden of our Conservative faith. ... in an age of violence the Conservative watchwords must be law, justice, moderation and humanity.
- Speech to the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool (10 October 1968), quoted in The Times (11 October 1968), p. 4
- There is a sense in which all law is nothing more nor less than a gigantic confidence trick.
- Speech to Devon Magistrates, The Times 12 April 1972.
- What is urgently needed is some limitation on this nominally elected dictatorship. It is here that I join hands with the conventional Bill of Rights enthusiasts, of whom...I am not one.
- Letter to The Times (17 February 1976), p. 13
- We live under an elective dictatorship, absolute in theory if hitherto thought tolerable in practice. How far it is still tolerable is the question I want to raise.
- Richard Dimbleby Lecture ("Elective Dictatorship") (14 October 1976), quoted in The Times (15 October 1976), p. 4
- Nothing has shown so clearly the evils of elective dictatorship as the past few weeks, which had culminated in the Lib–Lab pact.
- Speech in Bexley, Sidcup (4 April 1977), quoted in The Times (5 April 1977), p. 2
- If you do not give the people reform they are going to give you social revolution.
- As quoted in Social democracy - The enemy within by Harpal Brar, pg. 162.