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James Callaghan

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

— James Callaghan

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A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.

— James Callaghan

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

— James Callaghan

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

— James Callaghan

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I am not proposing to seek your votes because there is a blue sky ahead today.

— James Callaghan

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I am rather in favour of dealing with teenage hooliganism.

— James Callaghan

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

— James Callaghan

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Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.

— James Callaghan

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There are no instant solutions.

— 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

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About James Callaghan

James Callaghan Quotes

Did you know about James Callaghan?

He married Audrey Elizabeth Moulton whom he had met when they both worked as Sunday School teachers at the local Baptist church in July 1938 and had three children – one son and two daughters. It was actually not until 1971 under a Conservative government that the United Kingdom moved from the system of pounds shillings and pence to a decimal system of 100 pence to the pound. The industrial unrest made his government extremely unpopular and Callaghan's response to one interview question only made it worse.

Callaghan's period as Chancellor of the Exchequer coincided with a turbulent period for the British economy during which he had to wrestle with a balance of payments deficit and speculative attacks on the pound sterling. This was followed by a defeat in the ensuing general election. Labour had already lost its small majority in the House of Commons by the time he became Prime Minister and further by-elections and defections forced Callaghan to deal with minor parties such as the Liberal Party particularly in the "Lib-Lab pact" from 1977 to 1978.

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