Ninety gaffes in ninety years – Home News, UK – The Independent

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Great quotes. I like

#7 – “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?” Asked of a Scottish driving instructor in 1995.

#25 – “The problem with London is the tourists. They cause the congestion. If we could just stop the tourism, we could stop the congestion.” At the opening of City Hall in 2002.

#34 – “If you travel as much as we do you appreciate the improvements in aircraft design of less noise and more comfort – provided you don’t travel in something called economy class, which sounds ghastly.” To the Aircraft Research Association in 2002.

#38 – “It doesn’t look like much work goes on at this University.” Overheard at Bristol University’s engineering facility. It had been closed so that he and the Queen could officially open it in 2005

#89 – “My son…er…owns them.” On being asked on a Canadian tour whether he knew the Scilly Isles.



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