Problems reproduce themselves generation to generation.... I refer to this as a 'cycle of deprivation'.
Speech to Pre-school playgroups association, 29 June 1972
Yes, we have to get economics back into proportion, as one aspect of politics, important but never really the main thing. This may be unfashionable, indeed anti-fashionable, because it is the current intellectual fashions which have wrought so much havoc in this country.Keith Joseph
The balance of our population, our human stock is threatened. A recent article in Poverty , published by the Child Poverty Action Group, showed that a high and rising proportion of children are being born to mothers least fitted to bring children into the world and to bring them up. They are born to mothers who were first pregnant in adolescence in socio-economic classes IV and V.Keith Joseph
Making the rich poorer does not make the poor richer, but it does make the state stronger and it does increase the power of officials and politicians, power more menacing, more permanent and less useful than market power within the rule of law. Inequality of income can only be eliminated at the cost of freedom. The pursuit of income equality will turn this country into a totalitarian slum.Keith Joseph
"Moderates" behind whom Red Fascism spreads.Keith Joseph
It was only in April 1974 that I was converted to Conservatism. (I had thought I was a Conservative but I now see that I was not really one at all.)Keith Joseph
All my life, I thought I was a Conservative. Now I know that I have never been one. The scales have dropped from my eyes.Keith Joseph