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Harold Wilson (born as James Harold Wilson in Huddersfield, United Kingdom, died in London, United Kingdom), he is also known as Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, was a famous Statesman from England, who lived between March 11, 1916 and May 24, 1995. He became 79 years old.

Biography

James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx was a British Labour politician, who was prime minister of Britain from 1964 to 1970 and again from 1974 to 1976 .

Harold studied economics at Oxford and began to study the time being interested in politics. After working as a civil servant during World War II, he was elected in 1945 for the constituency in the British lower house. After an electoral reform in 1950 he represented the constituency of Liverpool highs.

Shortly after the election to parliament, he was the first time the seat of government and thus became Britain's youngest cabinet minister in history. He came back in 1951 in protest against the introduction of user fees in the British health care system.

He was however later place in Labour's shadow cabinet, Finance Minister intended. In 1956 he created the concept of 'gnome of Zurich, "which referred to the Swiss currency speculation. He was strugling to vain to record as the leader of Labour in 1960, but then Hugh Gaitskell unexpected death in 1963, Wilson succeeded him as party leader.

Labour won the general election on 16 October 1964 a narrow majority, and Wilson became prime minister the first time. After a short but successful reign Labour won a comfortable majority of 99 seats.

Foreign policy under Wilson was marked by crises in the former British colonies, especially in Rhodesia and South Africa. Wilson resisted pressure from the U.S. to send troops to Vietnam. As the economy worsened in the UK, however, decreased support from voters. When the polls were better, Wilson wrote new elections. The big surprise was that Labour lost the election on 19 June 1970, and Wilson was succeeded as prime minister Edward Heath. After the bitter defeat continued Wilson as party leader and was 6 March 1974 Prime Minister again, after Heath had not managed to adopt a policy that led to improvement in the country's economy.

16. March 1976 Wilson declared his surprise resignation as prime minister and that he would withdraw completely from politics. He stated that he had always planned to retire at 60 years of age. In reality he was aware that he suffered from Alzheimer's syndrome.

Foreign Minister James Callaghan succeeded Wilson as Prime Minister on 5 april 1976. Wilson was until 1983 elected to parliament and was then appointed to the Life peer as Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. After 1985 he withdrew almost completely away from the public.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 14 quotes who is written / told by Harold, under the main topic Change.

Related authors: Edward Heath, James Callaghan

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Wilson

Famous quotes by Harold Wilson (14)


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"Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power"
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"We are redefining and we are restating our socialism in terms of the scientific revolution"
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"This Party is a moral crusade or it is nothing"
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"The monarchy is a labor intensive industry"
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"The main essentials of a successful prime minister are sleep and a sense of history"
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"One man's wage increase is another man's price increase"
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"If I had the choice between smoked salmon and tinned salmon, I'd have it tinned. With vinegar"
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"I'm at my best in a messy, middle-of-the-road muddle"
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"I'm an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat"
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"I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have is the ability to get a good night's sleep"
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"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery"
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"Given a fair wind, we will negotiate our way into the Common Market, head held high, not crawling in. Negotiations? Yes. Unconditional acceptance of whatever terms are offered us? No"
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"Everybody should have an equal chance - but they shouldn't have a flying start"
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"A week is a long time in politics"


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