Monday 23 April 2018

George Lee: quotes

When I entered politics last May I made it clear that I was doing so because I wanted to try to play a new role contributing to economic policy formulation. After nine months of trying within the political system it is now my considered view that the role available to me within Fine Gael is not a role I am happy to play. February 8, 2010 I'm not making any assumptions but I will tell you I won't be hanging around for a decade for anything like that unless I have an influence ... I'm not going to waste my life ...

I only did what I did because I felt there was a real challenge and something to fix.

If I get the chance to work on fixing it, I'll work on it. If I don't, I'll find something else to do. January 16, 2010

  • There is an extent to which I could say an awful lot more than I've been able to say ... I could understand that people might say you get swallowed up -- but I don't think you get swallowed up by the party but by the Oireachtas. January 3, 2010

  • I have absolutely no confidence at all that the people who led us into this economic catastrophe are capable of leading us out. Ireland needs an alternative government.

  • May 2009

    • I don't want to reach the age of retirement and to look at the faces of my children and look at my grandchildren when they ask me what did I do when the country was on its knees.

    May 2009

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