James Callaghan Quotes

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James Callaghan Quotes

When we reject unemployment as an economic instrument as we do and when we reject also superficial remedies, as socialists must, then we must ask ourselves unflinchingly what is the cause of high unemployment. Quite simply and unequivocally, it is caused by paying ourselves more than the value of what we produce. There are no scapegoats.
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I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: 'steady as she goes'.

— James Callaghan

There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either.

— James Callaghan

I am rather in favour of dealing with teenage hooliganism.

— James Callaghan

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.

— James Callaghan

There are no instant solutions.

— James Callaghan

Your strike will not win. You cannot be allowed to succeed.

— James Callaghan

A leader has to 'appear' consistent. That doesn't mean he has to be consistent.

— James Callaghan

If the law is a bad law, there is always the contingent right to take action that you would not otherwise take.

— James Callaghan

I've never been one to say that Britain was joining a happy band of brothers.

— James Callaghan

I hate putting up taxes.

— James Callaghan

Those who advocate devaluation are calling for a reduction in the wage levels and the real wage standards of every member of the working class.

— James Callaghan

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