Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/09/20

Britain's first modern prime minister | Inside Story

Everybody should have an equal chance – but they shouldn’t have a flying start.”   —   Harold Wilson

(Older Brits definitely should remember this name.  Harold was the Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1964 to 1970, and then again from 1974 – 1796 oops 1976.  As an American, I know him mainly from the Beatles song “Taxman”!  This appears to be the first of his quotes to be used for a Cryptoquote, so we welcome Harold to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Image courtesy of Google and Inside Story

8 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/09/20”


  1. 1 Colltales November 9, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    He and Edward Heath, who succeeded him. It was a similar case to what happened with Muhammad Ali: they were set to see the bully Sonny Liston but he refused to see them. In the case of Wilson, apparently, they had to cut him loose because he’d become a bit sticky, according to John. Cheers

  2. 2 hal odom jr November 9, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    “1974 – 1796.” You put that in there just to make sure we were reading, UR? Yes, welcome the Rt Honourable Harold Wilson to the Cryp club!

  3. 3 lwc November 9, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    I remember this tune, but it wasn’t a favorite with me; I hadn’t realized it was associated good ole Harold Wilson. I remember him; that’s how old we are.

  4. 4 unclerave November 10, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    I think that “Taxman” was one of the Beatles’ earlier protest songs, lwc. Since I was maybe 8 yrs old when it came out, I’m pretty sure I had no idea who “Mr. Wilson” was. The only Mr. Wilson I would’ve known back then was Dennis the Menace’s nextdoor neighbor! — YUR

  5. 5 unclerave November 10, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    LOL! I’ll have to correct that silly transposition, hal! — YUR

  6. 6 unclerave November 10, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    I’ll have to take your word for it, Wes. — YUR

  7. 7 Colltales November 10, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    I hope this doesn’t land me on the bad side of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

  8. 8 unclerave November 10, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    LOL, Wes! — YUR


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