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Happy to wait a little longer. Suspect answerr is either a US preisdent or UK govt minister
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OK. Try Anthony Eden of someone of that calibre as that source, certainly a senior politician
Hello,Welcome and thanks for your question. I've seen your question for a couple of days now and have been working on it. I can find that particular quote attributed to no one. Perhaps that is because it isn't worded exactly the same, but that exact quote isn't attributed to anyone.
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Thank you for your efforts. I am not surprised the wording is not found precisely as given but I am quite sure the tenor of the words is correct and that the individuals reputation is what he (it was a man) was staking.
I am sure it was a senior politician, I think most likely British. Is there any search facility for Hansard that would help?
Yes, you can search using the facility on the Parliament site at http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/search.w3p
It's slow and clunky, but it does search.
One problem is that politicians are always staking their reputations(??) on one thing or another that comes back to bite them in the pants.
I've used every search engine and database I have and couldn't locate the exact quote.