List of political catchphrases
The following is a list of political catchphrases, that is, distinctive statements uttered by political figures that have gone on to become well known.Catchphrases may originate as political slogans, ...
List of political slogans
The following is a list of notable 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st-century political slogans.
Joh Bjelke-Petersen
Sir Johannes "Joh" Bjelke-Petersen, KCMG (/ˈbiːʲɛlkiːpitəsən/, 13 January 1911 – 23 April 2005) was an Australian politician. He was the longest-serving and longest-lived Premier of Que...
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Jim McClelland
James Robert "Diamond Jim" McClelland (3 June 1915 – 16 January 1999) was an Australian solicitor, jurist, Senator, Minister in the Third Whitlam Ministry, Royal Commissioner looking at British nuclea...
Inquilab Zindabad
Inquilab Zindabad (Hindustani: इंक़िलाब ज़िन्दाबाद , اِنقلاب زِنده باد ) is a phrase which translates to "Long Live the Revolution!" Its first use by a revolutionary was in 1929 when Bhagat Singh shou...
Ich bin ein Berliner
13°20′40″E / 52.484932°N 13.344395°E / 52.484932; 13.344395"Ich bin ein Berliner" ([ˈʔɪç ˈbɪn ʔaɪn bɛɐˈliːnɐ], "I am a Berliner") is a quotation from a June 26, 1963, speech b...
Ich bin ein Berliner - Wikipedia
The longest suicide note in history
"The longest suicide note in history" is an epithet originally used by United Kingdom Labour Party MP Gerald Kaufman to describe his party's 1983 election manifesto, which was more left-wing than usua...
The longest suicide note in history - Wikipedia
Turkeys voting for Christmas
Turkeys voting for Christmas is an English idiom used as a metaphor or simile (in the construct "like turkeys voting for Christmas") in reference to an apparently suicidal ("death-wish") choice, espe...
We are all Keynesians now
"We are all Keynesians now" is a famous phrase coined by Milton Friedman and attributed to U.S. president Richard Nixon. It is popularly associated with the reluctant embrace in a time of financial cr...
We are all Keynesians now - Wikipedia
Cultural mosaic
"Cultural mosaic" (French: "la mosaïque culturelle") is the mix of ethnic groups, languages and cultures that coexist within society. The idea of a cultural mosaic is intended to suggest a form o...
Kite-flying (politics)
Kite-flying, or to fly a kite, is a term used in politics in certain English-speaking countries to describe a tactic, whereby a politician, usually through the media and often by way of an intentional...
Pauline Hanson
Pauline Lee Hanson (née Seccombe, formerly Zagorski; born 27 May 1954) is an Australian politician and current leader of One Nation, a far right political party with a populist, conservative and anti-...
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Canadians of convenience
The term "Canadians of convenience" was popularized by Canadian politician Garth Turner in 2006 in conjunction with the evacuation of Canadian citizens from Lebanon during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conf...
Aide-toi, le ciel t'aidera
Aide-toi, le ciel t'aidera ("Help yourself, and heaven will help you") was a French association led by Adolphe Thiers (1797–1877), French politician, who was working for more democracy under the Frenc...
Hindustan Zindabad
Hindustan Zindabad (Hindi: हिन्दुस्तान ज़िन्दाबाद, Urdu: ہندوستان زِندہ باد‎ Lit. Long live Hindustan) is a Hindustani phrase and battle cry most commonly used in India in speeches and ...
Paul Keating
Paul John Keating (born 18 January 1944) is an Australian politician who was the 24th Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Labor Party from 1991 to 1996. Having left school at 14, Keating...
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Merry Crisis
"Merry Crisis" or "Merry Crisis and a Happy New Fear" is a slogan that appeared as graffiti in Athens during the 2008 Civil Unrest in Greece. Earlier, a picture of such graffiti appeared on the cover ...
Spieprzaj dziadu!
The phrase "Spieprzaj dziadu!" (which is sometimes translated from Polish as "Piss off, you old git!"). was used by the late Polish President Lech Kaczyński on the street of Warsaw in response to a mi...
Left-wing conspiracy
See also Right-wing conspiracy.Left-wing conspiracy refers to an alleged network of political liberals who seek to discredit conservative politics.By definition, the left-wing conspiracy theory center...
French terms in Canadian politics
In Canada, the political system is based on Westminster parliamentarism and has evolved with local traditions. One of the particularities of the Canadian experience of the British constitutional monar...
French terms in Canadian politics - Wikipedia
Canada's New Government
"Canada's New Government" is a branding term or political slogan used by the Government of Canada during the first twenty months of the Harper ministry.Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative Party...
Asymmetric federalism
Asymmetric federalism or asymmetrical federalism is found in a federation or confederation in which different constituent states possess different powers: one or more of the states has considerably mo...
Conscription if necessary, but not necessarily conscription
The Conscription Crisis of 1944 was a political and military crisis following the introduction of forced military service in Canada during World War II. It was similar to the Conscription Crisis of 19...
Conscription if necessary, but not necessarily conscription - Wikipedia
Non-apology apology
A non-apology apology is a statement that has the form of an apology but does not express the expected contrition. It is common in both politics and public relations. It most commonly entails the spea...
An Irish solution to an Irish problem
In Irish political discourse, "an Irish solution to an Irish problem" is any official response to a controversial issue which is timid, half-baked, or expedient, which is an unsatisfactory compromise,...
Communism
Communism (from Latin communis – common, universal) is a socioeconomic system structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and characterized by the absence of social classes, money,...