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Barbara Castle

6 October 1910 – 3 May 2002

British Labour politician and campaigner.

 

She is so clearly the best man among them.

Diary, 11 Feb 1975, of Margaret Thatcher

 

I will fight for what I believe in until I drop dead. And that's what keeps you alive.

Guardian, 14 Jan 1998

 

In politics, guts is all.

 

I have never consciously exploited the fact that I am a woman. I wouldn't dare try that even if I knew how to. I have too much respect for my male colleagues to think they would be particualrly impressed.

1969 Interview

 

The demand for controlling the commanding heights will grow.

 

It is true that they paid much more attention to the trade unions because the trade unions were after all speaking for the rights and conditions of working men and women in their employment.

 

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