Edward Heath Quotes
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It was not totally inconceivable that she could have joined me as my wife at No. 10.
On the TV starlet Jayne Mansfield
As Prime Minister, I want to speak to you, simply and plainly, about the grave emergency now facing our country. In the House of Commons this afternoon I announced more severe restriction on the use of electricity. You may already have heard the details of these. We are asking you to to cut down to the absolute minimum the use of electricity for heating, and for other purposes in your homes. We are limiting the use of electricity by almost all factories, shops, and offices, to three days a week.
The end of the negotiations is a blow to the cause of the wider European unity for which we have been striving. We are a part of Europe, by geography, history, culture, tradition and civilization … There have been times in the history of Europe when it has been only too plain how European we are; and there have been many millions of people who have been grateful for it. I say to my colleagues: they should have no fear. We in Britain are not going to turn out backs on the mainland of Europe or the countries of the Community.
Norman St John Stevas had argued with Edward Heath about appearing on a TV program:St John Stevas: I hope that disagreement about the television program is water under the bridge?
Heath: No, not water under the bridge, promotion down the drain.