The best Quotes by John Bercow

The best Quotes by John Bercow

John Simon Bercow (born 19 January 1963) is a British former politician who was Speaker of the House of Commons from 2009 to 2019, and Member of Parliament (MP) for Buckingham between 1997 and 2019.

I don’t think it helps the UK. Brexit is the biggest mistake of this country after the war.
November 2019
I couldn't give a flying flamingo what your view is.
If someone is being very cheeky, it can be quite fun to deal with that situation.
I said that if I hadn't been a politician, I'd have liked to be a barrister, or an academic. My beloved wife said: 'You'd be a very good barrister and a hopeless academic.' I said 'Why?' She said: 'Because you're not an original thinker.'
There are people who are just very, very sniffy and snobby and have always sort of looked down their noses at me.
I was proud to be a Tory Member of Parliament for twelve years, proud to represent Buckingham as a Tory, proud to have voted with my party 99% of the time as the record shows.
I don't think that people are disinterested or uninterested in politics. I think very often they are disengaged from the formal political process. To some extent they are suspicious or even despairing of formal politics as a means to give expression and effect to what they want.

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Brexit Analogy; We've all been on a night out with a mate who says, "it's shit here - let's go somewhere else." Then, when you leave, you realise he has no idea where to go and the place you left won't let you back in. The United Kingdom is standing in a kebab shop at 2 am, arguing about whose fault it is.
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I deal with tough mathematical questions every day, but please don’t ask me to help with Brexit!
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Good luck to the class of 2028 with their history exam: "Outline the process of the so-called Brexit without going crazy."
Jewish communities are warning their members to avoid specific places for their own safety - today, here in Germany, almost 80 years after the Holocaust.
Robert Habeck - November 2023
Putin has started a war because he can't stand individual freedoms of the people. Because Ukraine has become a threat to his dictatorship with their longing for freedom. Dictators fear freedom. That's why he must not be successful with this war, because that would mean that dictators can attack freedom.
Robert Habeck - Juni 2022
If Putin were to win this war, what sign would that be for other dictators in the world like Xi, like the Chinese President? So therefore Ukraine has to win this war.
Annalena Baerbock - September 2023
We've been lied to a lot by the Kreml for at least one-and-a-half years. So obviously, the whole world looks at the Kreml when a former close confidant of Putin literally falls out of the sky, two months after he launched a rebellion.
Annalena Baerbock - August 2023
I've known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it - Jeffrey enjoys his social life.
In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.
Donald Trump - November 2022
Falling down isn't dangerous or shameful. Not getting up is both.
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Become unpopular first, or people want perceive you seriously.
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Our world has become more restless and rough; it is changing at a breathtaking pace. We also cope with headwinds. This does not make the challenges of our time any smaller.
Olaf Scholz - December 2023
Terror will not win, hatred will not prevail. Israel has every right to defend and to protect itself and its citizens. In this dark hour, Germany and France stand firmly by Israel's side.
Olaf Scholz - Oktober 2023
With clear language and undaunted diplomacy, he has significantly shaped the United States of America and post-war global politics.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - December 2023
Queen Elizabeth II helped mending the wounds caused by World War II. Britain offered Germany the hand of conciliation. And the hand of conciliation was the hand of the Queen.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - September 2022
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
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Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy - June 1963
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It's not about counting women, it's about making sure that women count!
Claudia Roth - February 2019
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
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One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
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Power itself isn't good or bad.
All I say is: China, China, China!
Kurt Georg Kiesinger - September 1969
There can be neither today without yesterday nor tomorrow without today.
Our republic is a responsible nuclear state that, as we made clear before, will not use nuclear weapons first unless aggressive hostile forces use nuclear weapons to invade on our sovereignty.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Winston Churchill (on his 75th birthday)
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I believe in Europe. I am convinced by Europe. Not only as a heritage from the past, but as hope and a vision for the future.
Angela Merkel (as Chancellor of Germany) - July 2020, Speech at the European Parliament
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Democracy isn't just there. We have to work for it together - every day.
Angela Merkel - October 2021, during the 31st Day of German Unity
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The western Countries lie recklessly, like Goebbels: the more incredible the lie, the faster they will believe in it.
Vladimir Putin - September 2022
I find it necessary to support the proposal of the Defence Ministry on partial mobilisation in the Russian Federation to defend our Motherland, and to ensure the safety of our people.
Vladimir Putin - September 2022
Most likely, by the end of this winter, everyone in Germany will be either vaccinated, recovered, or dead.
Jens Spahn - November 2021
We can't keep up this strict lockdown for all of winter. Our society couldn't stand that.
Jens Spahn - February 2021
We all know that Ukrainians are ready to die for the European perspective. We want them to live with us for the European dream.
Europe stands by those in need of protection. All those fleeing Putin's bombs are welcome in Europe.
I said "yes".
Olaf Scholz - December 2021, about being sworn in as 9th Chancellor of Germany
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