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Alec Douglas-Home (1903 – 1995)

British Conservative politician who served one year as Prime Minister.
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Alec Douglas-Home
Douglas-Home: Can you not make me look better than I do on television? I look rather scraggy, like a ghost.
Make-up girl: No.
Douglas-Home: Why not?
Make-up girl: Because you have a head like a skull.
Douglas-Home: Doesn't everyone have a head like a skull?
Make-up girl: No.
Douglas-Home quotes
I suppose, when you come to think of it, he is the fourteenth Mr Wilson.
No, because I do my sums with matchsticks.

Douglas-Home Alec quotes
I'm not particulary attracted by confrontations of personality. If we aren't careful we'll get a sort of 'Top of the Pops' contest, I daresay I should win it. But at any rate, I'm not very much attracted by this because you'll then get the best actor as leader of the country, and the actor will be prompted by a scriptwriter. I'd rather have our old ways really and put our policies firmly in front of our people.
Douglas-Home Alec
There are two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible.
Alec Douglas-Home quotes
Now you can see me in the flesh, and I don't really look as I'm made to look on television.
Alec Douglas-Home
This is a counter-revolution. After half a century of democratic advance, of social revolution, of rising expectations, the whole process has ground to a halt with a fourteenth Earl.
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