Denis Healey
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"Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey", Order of the Companions of Honour/CH, Order of the British Empire/MBE, Privy Council of the United Kingdom/PC is a retired British people/British Labour Party (UK)/Labour politician who served as Secretary of State for Defence from 1964 to 1970 and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974 to 1979. He was a Member of Parliament#United Kingdom/Member of Parliament for over 40 years (from 1952 until his retirement in 1992) and is the last surviving member of the cabinet formed by Harold Wilson after the Labour Party's victory in the United Kingdom general election, 1964/1964 general election. A major figure in the party, he was twice defeated in bids for the party leadership. Healey became well known for his trademark bushy eyebrows and his creative turns of phrase. During an interview with Nick Clarke on Radio 4, Denis Healey was the first Labour politician to publicly declare his wish for the Labour leadership to fall to Tony Blair in 1994 (following the death of Labour leader John Smith (Labour Party leader)/John Smith).

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She approaches the problem of our country with all the one-dimensional subtlety of a comic strip.

It is a good thing to follow the First Law of Holes: if you are in one, stop digging.

It will squeeze the rich until the pips squeak.

Our second handicap was an election manifesto which Gerald Kaufman rightly described as `the longest suicide note in history'.

Like being savaged by a dead sheep.

La Pasionaria of middle-class privilege.

When you're in a hole, stop digging.

First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging!