Quotation by Harold Wilson, Lord Riveaulx

The white heat of the technological revolution.
Harold Wilson, Lord Riveaulx (1916–1995), British Labour politician, prime minister. quoted in Sayings of the Century, "Prime Ministers: A Word from No. 10," Nigel Rees (1984).

The actual words spoken by Wilson, in a speech, Oct. 1, 1963, to the Labour Party Conference, were: "We are redefining and we are restating our socialism in terms of the scientific revolution.... The Britain that is going to be forged in the white heat of this revolution will be no place for restrictive practices or outdated methods on either side of industry." Wilson succeeded in associating his government with technological innovation, in contrast to the perceived old-fashioned ideas in the Conservative Party.
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