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9,983. This best British art is challenging, threatening, controversial. (Art & Great Britain) Janet Street-Porter, The Genius of British Art: Modern Times, 2010
9,984. The Britain in fact that I grew up in: the stifling, narrow-minded country my parents embodied with their boring petty values. No wonder we were always arguing. (Art & Great Britain) ibid.
9,985. They actually transformed British society through a series of social and cultural revolutions. Their art said bollocks to British complacency. (Art & Great Britain) ibid.
9,986. The 1960s was the most marked decade of change Britain had ever seen ... Art was at the forefront of that renaissance. A new art that was revolutionary because it was made by young people. (Art & Great Britain & 1960s) ibid.
9,987. Now Punk represented the ultimate in two fingers to the pompous self-satisfied pop that had gone before it. And the most important thing about Punk was that it was about attitude. Now everybody could be creative. (Art & Great Britain & Punk & Attitude) ibid.
31,570. Modern Britain loves its heritage ... It’s taken a revolution to make us a nation that values our ancient buildings and monuments. (Great Britain & England & Buildings) Heritage! The Battle for Britain’s Past I: From Old Bones to Precious Stones, BBC 2013
31,571. This is the story of how the heritage movement was ignited. (Great Britain & England & Buildings) ibid.
31,572. Ruskin spread his gospel through a string of books and packed lecture tours. (Great Britain & England & Buildings) ibid.
31,573. Morris founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. (Great Britain & England & Buildings) ibid.
31,574. In September 1918 Britain's most famous monument – Stonehenge – was given to the nation. (Great Britain & England & Buildings & Monuments & Stonehenge) Heritage! The Battle for Britain’s Past II: The Men from the Ministry
31,575. The men from the ministry would command a massive rescue operation. (Great Britain & England & Buildings) ibid.
31,576. The cities of Britain were modernising and expanding haphazardly into the countryside. (Great Britain & England & Buildings & City) ibid.
31,577. In 1918 many great ruins were on the verge of collapse. (Great Britain & England & Buildings) ibid.
31,578. Office of Works v National Trust. (Great Britain & England & Buildings) ibid.
31,579. Out of the ruins was born the modern listing system that signalled a new hopefully safer future for the best old buildings of Britain. (Great Britain & England & Buildings) Heritage! The Battle for Britain’s Past III: Broken Propylaeums
31,580. It was even called the Rape of Britain ... Modernism became discredited. (Great Britain & England & Buildings & Modernism) ibid.
31,581. The provision of new housing: a new generation of architects was ready. (Great Britain & England & Buildings & Housing & Modernism) ibid.
31,582. Georgian buildings remained underrated. (Great Britain & England & Buildings) ibid.
31,583. In his trusty Austin 1100 and taking twenty-three years to do it, [Nikolaus] Pevsner methodically criss-crossed the country cataloguing England's most important buildings. (Great Britain & England & Buildings) ibid.
31,584. The fight to save The Euston Arch [Propylaeum] from demolition. (Great Britain & England & Buildings) ibid.
31,585. The attack on old buildings continued for several years. (Great Britain & England & Buildings) ibid.
31,586. By 1975 ... the country was losing a listed building every day to demolition. (Great Britain & England & Buildings) ibid.
31,587. ... Army equipped to fight for Britain when the balloon goes up – Communists, Maoists, Trotskyists, neo-Trotskyists, crypto-Trotskyists, union leaders, communist union leaders, atheists, agnostics, long-haired weirdos, short-hair weirdos, vandals, hooligans, football supporters ...The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, Jimmy
31,588. At the moment, in Britain we’re facing such enormous cutbacks in education programs and music programs and art programs that you feel you are knocking your head against a brick wall. Peter Maxwell Davies
31,609. Fifty years on from now Britain will still be the country of long shadows on country grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers, and – as George Orwell said – old maids bicycling to Holy Communion through the morning mist. (Great Britain & England) John Major, speech 22nd April 1993
31,610. It is time to get back to basics. (Great Britain & England) John Major, speech 8th October 1993
31,612. Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less. (Great Britain & England & Society & Condemnation) John Major, interview Mail on Sunday 21st February 1993
32,909. One of the reasons the ruling class in this society survive is because they keep from us what they do in spite of parliamentary institutions. The ruling class have to protect themselves against democracy and that’s what this story is about.
The Scott inquiry is the most important public inquiry ever held in the history of British politics for this reason.
It was set up in a tremendous panic. The government had their backs to the wall, and in order to convince people that it wasn’t just another whitewash they insisted all the old rules about previous inquiries would be dispensed with. (Iraq & Great Britain & England & Inquiry & Foreign Relations UK) Paul Foot, What Have They Got to Hide?
31,611. Blair from the first moment I became aware of him there was something about him that really really irritated me ... Fuck off! (Great Britain & England & Insults & Blair) Martin Rowson, cartoonist
31,613. A new dawn has broken has it not. (Great Britain & England & Blair) Tony Blair
31,614. I feel the hand of History upon our shoulders. (Great Britain & England & Blair) Tony Blair
31,632. We will confront the tyranny and dictatorships and terrorists who put our way of life at risk. (Great Britain & England & Terrorism & War on Terror & Blair) Tony Blair
31,633. Stop The Blair Rich Project. (Great Britain & England & Blair) Protest banner
31,645. It was when we were on a trip to west Africa he asked me to say to Gordon that if he’d let him join the Euro, he’d give him the country to run. (Great Britain & England) Claire Short
31,615. Ten years in power, three election victories, Tony Blair has been the most successful leader ever in the history of the British Labour Party. (Great Britain & England & Blair) The Blair Decade I
31,616. The gap between the very rich and very poor is bigger. (Great Britain & England & Blair) ibid.
31,617. On May 1st 1997 Britain’s voters had put an end to almost two decades of Conservative rule and swept Tony Blair into power. (Great Britain & England & Blair) ibid.
31,618. Tony Blair’s first unsuccessful campaign for parliament came in 1979; he finally made it in 1993. (Great Britain & England & Blair) ibid.
31,619. The two men [Blair & Brown] met at a restaurant and made a deal. (Great Britain & England & Blair) ibid.
31,620. Blair had come to office with some big ambitions but few detailed policies for achieving them. (Great Britain & England & Blair) ibid.
31,621. Brown would direct much of his resentment towards Blair onto the third man in the New Labour triangle – Peter Mandelson. The intensity of the bond between Mandelson and Blair was matched by a fierce mutual dislike and suspicion between Mandelson and Brown. (Great Britain & England & Blair) ibid.
31,622. In the eyes of his Cabinet colleagues a lack of interest in the grinding detail of practical politics. (Great Britain & England & Blair) The Blair Decade II
31,623. February of 2001 when Blair travelled to Camp David to meet George Bush face to face for the first time. (Great Britain & England & UK Foreign Relations & Blair) ibid.
31,624. Blair was the only foreign leader at the emergency joint session of Congress. (Great Britain & England & UK Foreign Relations & Blair) ibid.
31,625. In the spring of 2002 Tony Blair was telling Britain and his Cabinet that no decision had been made to invade Iraq; secretly his aides were learning from their American counterparts about plans for a pre-emptive attack. (Great Britain & England & UK Foreign Relations & Iraq & War on Terror & Blair) ibid.