A Parliamentarian error?

I know that in this year the 14th July is on today – Friday.  However – amongst the bits and pieces I have gathered and horded over the years, I’ve discovered this fascinating sequence of comments that were published on Saturday 14th July 1990. The comments quoted were obviously made on previous days, but it was this day that a newspaper – probably The Independent – put them all together:

Nicholas Ridley – the then Trade & Industry Secretary – on German influence on the European Commission:  ‘I am not against giving up sovereignty in principle, but not to this lot. You might just as well give it to Adolph Hitler, frankly.’

Nicholas Ridley – when this remark was reported: ‘This time I’ve really gone and done it.’

Jessica Ridley: ‘My father is not all that important. I mean, he’s not the Prime Minister or anything, is he?’

An unknown senior Conservative on Ridley’s comments: ‘It’s the whisky and the loaded revolver for him.’

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