Jack: So you think it's down to Thatcher to lead us all to a Brave New World? She alone can slay the dragon of the Unions? It wasn't *that* long ago you thought she was a bloody joke.
Edward: Yes, well... I under-estimated her.
Jack: She's not alone in that.
Edward: Yes, well, consensus politics is over. And it's your lot that killed it. You know, when Margaret Thatcher walks into Downing Street, just remember: it's your beloved Left who held the door open for her.
[Alan and Victor are watching a TV interview with Jeremy Thorpe, MP and former Liberal Party leader, outside the Old Bailey after he has been acquitted of attempted murder charges]
Alan: Only in *this* country can a queer on a murder charge be allowed to fight an election.
Jack: You're terminally nice, aren't you, Orla? You put us all to shame.
Jack: [to Charlotte] I always took you seriously. That's what scared me.