Thursday, 23 August 2012

no particular politics

This from an article by Peter Clarke in the TLS of 24 November 1995 (a quote I remembered, have presumably noted down somewhere but not in this blog, and recovered it by judicious searching on the TLS website (which is subscriber-only but I was able to piece it together by changing my search terms on the site):  'A comment from John Morley, Gladstone's colleague and biographer, points to a long-standing phenomenon: "When I hear a man say that he has no particular politics, I know that he is going to vote Conservative."'