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Edwina Currie

b 13 October 1946

British Conservative politician, author and broadcaster

 

One man's priority is another man's extravagence.

 

I think there is a genuine feeling now that this macho, workaholic, earn lots of money way of life has run its course. There has been a shift in attitude. People are looking for a more balanced approach.

Independent on Sunday, 29 January 1991

 

I won't claim the workhouses didn't have their problems, but they were set up by people who cared.

1986

 

One wants to mutter deeply that apart from having two good legs I also have two good degrees and it is just possible that I do know what I'm talking about.

 

The strongest possible piece of advice I would give any young woman is: Don't screw around, and don't smoke.

Observer,1988

 

Back to Basics was absolute humbug, wasn't it?

Said of her government's policy in the early 1990s

 

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