Reginald Maudling

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Rt. Hon. Reginald Maudling (7 March 191714 February 1979) was a barrister and British politician.


  • Sorry, old cock, to leave it in this shape.
    • Note, when leaving the Treasury in 1964, for James Callaghan, the incoming Chancellor of the Exchequer. In Time and Chance, James Callaghan (1987).
  • The Conservative Party has one overriding concern in foreign policy, and that is the growth of Communist power and influence in the world, and the dangers it can bring for all of us.


  • There comes a time in every man's life when he must make way for an older man.
    • Remark made in Smoking Room of House of Commons on being dropped from Margaret Thatcher's Shadow Cabinet.
  • For God's sake, bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country.

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