Francis Urquhart, Chief Whip, manipulates things and people to achieve his ambitions in the Houses of Parliament, all the while keeping his ...更多>
[repeated line] Francis Urquhart: You might well think that. I couldn't possibly comment. Francis Urquhart: She trusts me absolutely. I trust she does. And I, I trust her absolutely - to be absolutely human. Francis Urquhart: Playing with the hopes and dreams of a daughter, now gentle, now hard, rebuking and rewarding, chastising and forgiving. The pleasures of a father. Of a father of daughters. What greater power is there than that? Why should a man want more? Why should I yearn to be everybody's daddy? Francis Urquhart: Nothing lasts forever. Even the longest, the most glittering reign must come to an end someday. Francis Urquhart: [aside] A politician needs a wife, and other people too regrettably. Little elves and sprites to do his bidding, even unwitting pawns who don't know who they serve... and of course one needs a sympathetic ear amongst the men and women of the press, those valiant seekers of the truth. Francis Urquhart: [aside] After the silly season comes the conference season. Opposition did rather well this year. Abandoned their usual tactic of squabbling in public and shooting themselves in the foot and had a go at us, in particular the Prime Minister, very unsporting of them. Francis Urquhart: [aside] A party conference can be many things. A show of confidence, an agonizing reappraisal, or, as in this case, a series of auditions by pretenders to the throne, while the lost leader withers before our eyes. Ben Landless: Damn good story, wrong damn paper, who do you think we are, the Statesman? [repeated line] Francis Urquhart: Me? Well, I'm just a backroom boy. Stephanie Woolton: [after sitting through a tape of her husband having sex at a political conference] Oh and one more thing... you will let me know if I have to get an HIV test, won't you?