b 22 October 1967
British Labour politician
When I first entered the House of Commons I found it hard to take the men seriously sometimes.
Sometimes they [the men in parliament] would shout 'melons' just because it was a woman speaking - it was pathetic and unbelievable.
Luck is merely the confluence of opportunity and preparation.
To say that change at Westminster happens at a snail's pace is to insult the pace of snails.
Times, 25 Nov 2008