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Oona King

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

 

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