After the 24-hour drinking fiasco, the Olympics budget fiasco and the lottery smash-and-grab raid, there is now this desperate, incomprehensible struggle to promote more gambling, even in deprived areas and irrespective of the social effects - merely, it would seem from the Budget, so that the Chancellor can tax the gains that a wealthy casino owner will make from the losses of the often vulnerable consumer.
Lord Howard of Rising, Lords Hansard, 28 March 2007. Lords Hansard
A lot of people don't like to talk about their failures, I know, but there is a lesson in my April Fools' Day Party fiasco and I have decided to tell all about it.
"Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can be aroused by two things: first, an idea which takes the imagination by storm; and second, a definite, intelligible plan for carrying that idea into action" - Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975)