Top 80 UK Quotes

Words matter. These are the best UK Quotes from famous people such as Rupert Murdoch, Mario Monti, Konnie Huq, Simon Singh, Daniel Hannan, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The UK desperately needs less government and freer mark

The UK desperately needs less government and freer markets.
Rupert Murdoch
The more the UK feels distanced from European construction the less others are able to benefit from the full influence of the many good things that the UK can help us all to achieve, and therefore there are many areas where I think it would be beneficial to have the UK fully at the table.
Mario Monti
A Final Say referendum on the Brexit that actually lies in front of us will give everyone a tangible and decisive vote. I and most people, Brexiteers and Remainers alike, want the same thing – the best for the UK.
Konnie Huq
Most of all, a good maths education encourages students to embrace difficult problems, not shy away from them. In my opinion, the problem is that most UK secondary schools don’t stretch good mathematicians and therefore fail to turn them into excellent mathematicians.
Simon Singh
The further left you are, the more your concern for the underdog crowds out everything else, leading you to overlook inconsistencies. You might, for example, argue for immigration and multiculturalism in the UK, but not in the Amazon. You might demand equality before the law and, at the same time, gender quotas.
Daniel Hannan
I’ve travelled around the UK a lot recently and have discovered that I really like trains. If you’re in the quiet carriage, nobody can get hold of you and you can relax.
Honor Blackman
Elections are also about the future – the pledges that we are making for this country. For those who care about equality and fairness in the UK, and beyond, Labour really is the only choice.
Anne Campbell
If I had a weak ego, and doubts about this, the first genome would not yet have been completed with US and UK government funding.
Craig Venter
But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself, can adapt to the needs of its citizens, can take their views into account. That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency.
John Hutton
In the UK brand, I would personally like to have a continued rivalry with Mark Andrews, he’s always my favorite opponent and if I could do that in different stages with WWE then I would be really happy.
Pete Dunne
Our national prosperity is built on our open borders. However, the reality is that if a points system is introduced in the UK it would be unavoidable for us in the Netherlands to implement similar proposals – and inevitable that many other EU countries would follow suit.
Mark Rutte
The UK downgrade will come as little surprise to many. It does not appear to be occurring because the UK is cutting its deficit too far and too fast.
John Redwood
Even on social media, I’ll post something creative or different and someone from the UK will comment on something insignificant like my outfit. It’s such a problem over here, people can be very rude and judgemental.
Bree Runway
You know, we were worried that in the UK, there’s no anarchy on kids TV. When we grew up kids TV was very anarchic and it was about stuff that your parents would probably object to, if they got to object. And it’s gotten very safe.
Dave Rowntree
There’s not a single day goes by when I’m in the UK and somebody doesn’t say, ‘Unbelievable, Jeff’ to me. I must hear it 20 or 30 times a day. It’s brilliant.
Chris Kamara
Judging on ‘The Voice’ or the ‘X Factor UK’ would be great; that would be ideal, really. But I don’t think it’s going to happen.
Ronan Keating
I’m no friend of Tony Blair’s and I consider the Middle East policies of the United States and the UK fatal.
Salman Rushdie
Second, there were the discussions and drafts leading up to the White Paper on Employment Policy of 1944 in which the UK government accepted the maintenance of employment as an obligation of governmental policy.
James Meade
In the cut-throat political system we have in the UK, you have to be prepared to put your head above the parapet and be confident in your ability to get the job done.
Jo Swinson
I’d love to do WrestleMania – if it was possible I’d love to defend the UK Title at WrestleMania, and who knows – in a few years’ time, whether I’m the first British WWE Champion, or maybe the second or third, that’s definitely a goal that I’d like to achieve.
Pete Dunne
I was born in the UK and brought up by my single mother in Ghana, where being black was unexceptional. As an adult, I learnt to succeed in white Britain, going from a state sixth form, to Oxford university, to a well-paid job in the City, to becoming the first black Conservative MP to attend the cabinet.
Sam Gyimah
The next few years are going to be horrendous in the UK. The last thing we need is a Somali pirate-style raid on the few wealth creators who still dare to navigate Britain’s gale-force waters.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
I directed before I was even in television; I directed in the theatre for seven years, so that was my trade anyway. But in the UK, I’ve given up any hope of being considered a director.
Mel Smith
The Prime Minister in the UK thinks spending and borrowing more is the right thing to do in the circumstances, and is busily trying to bail out chunks of the private sector which would otherwise have to adjust more quickly to the painful reality that we have been living beyond our means.
John Redwood
I am keenly aware that I benefit from a wonderful tradition in the UK of designing and making.
Jonathan Ive
There is no place in world where you can do higher education better than in the UK.
Jo Johnson
I have no qualms about saying I am more confident in the medical treatment in America. The breast cancer survival rate is 20 per cent higher than in the UK.
Koo Stark
When Gordon the Brown, in London in 1997, commissioned a great inquisition or survey of his new realm, the result was the so-called national asset register, which was immediately dubbed by the boomers of the UK Treasury ‘the modern Domesday Book.’
James Buchan
I would like a UK fully engaged in Europe, but I can’t decide in place of the British. I see that for the moment they want to be more in retreat.
Francois Hollande
My investigations have indicated that Taib and his family have a property empire in Canada, the US and the UK. Funds have been generated by Taib selling off rainforests with some of the money going through the British Virgin Islands.
Clare Rewcastle Brown
When you are on tour in the UK it takes a few hours to get anywhere. A lot of the time you can have a beer, close your eyes for two minutes, and then you are there. In the U.S. it is much more like a road trip as all the cities are so spread apart.
Kelly Jones
I heard the Bloc Party record Japan before it came out

I heard the Bloc Party record Japan before it came out in the UK as they are on the V2 record label. I think it has a great vibe and has great songs. I also think the Kings of Leon are right up my street.
Kelly Jones
I also hope that with the assistance and expertise of Dome Records, that I will be able to further pierce the UK and European market. I really like playing there and I want to do more! I’ve found that the audiences get quite involved and really listen to what’s happening.
George Duke
People knew that Murdoch’s media estate in the UK was too powerful and it was doing very unpleasant things.
Meredith Whitney
I’ve always been inspired by a lot of work coming out of the UK.
Saul Williams
I did five movies in Australia, I did three films in Germany, this is the fourth film I’ve done here in the UK, I’ve done a bunch of films in Canada.
Joel Silver
I pretty much grew up when punk was big in the UK. The Sex Pistols were heroes for me. I used to run around like Johnny Rotten. I had a jacket like his.
Gavin Rossdale
The UK public have repeatedly shown enormous generosity to those in need.
Andrew Mitchell
I want the UK to be a global leader in developing and deploying technology, but I also want us to ensure that the benefits are fairly shared across society.
Jo Swinson
The UK is not going to leave the European Union. Of course not. We are inextricably wound up with Europe. In terms of culture, history and geography, we are a European nation.
Nick Clegg
By stopping Brexit, investing in skills and providing tailored support to key industries, we can get the UK economy back on track and help the communities that have been hit hardest by the threat of Brexit.
Jo Swinson
I’ve been interested in pandemics for decades. I even made a four-part series for Channel 4 UK and SBS called ‘Invisible Enemies’ which screened in the early 90s.
Norman Swan
There are plenty who believe that Britain pays too much into the EU and gets too little back and that the UK will be better off when it is unshackled from the weight of the troubled EU economies.
Katty Kay
In order to retain our position as the dynamic duo of the world, it’s vital that in the UK and US we keep opportunities open for new people and new ideas. And we can never allow our economies to get furred up.
Liz Truss
I’ve benefitted a lot from coming back to the UK, but mainly playing for a club like Leeds where it is a pressure cooker environment.
Jack Harrison
A Canada-style deal for the whole of the UK results in a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. For that reason, it has never been acceptable to the EU without a permanent hard border down the Irish Sea.
David Gauke
I want to go further and make the UK the easiest place in the world to invest in social enterprise.
David Gauke
It’s only a drawback in the States, where most people seem to have no real interest in other countries and the notion of a novel which might offer insight into life in the UK doesn’t seem to appeal very widely.
Jonathan Coe
I’ve said that the era of the inevitable closure of community hospitals is over because I want community hospitals increasingly to become community health hubs where you have the physios, some of the day cases, the GPs, mental health services and some of the charity-provided services like Aid UK.
Matt Hancock
Here in the UK the government has decided to accept the recommendations of the Better Regulation Task Force to measure and make targeted reductions in the administrative costs – the red tape costs – that regulations impose on business.
John Hutton