British politician (1948-2022)
John Eugene Joseph 'Jack' Dromey (29 September 1948 – 7 January 2022) was a British Labour politician and trade unionist. He was the Shadow Minsiter for Pensions from January 2018 to January 2021 and was the Shadow Minister for Labour from 2016 to 2018. He was the MP for Birmingham Erdington from 2010 until he died.
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- What is sick is Tory politicians returning from sunny climes in Bermuda shorts seeking then to take the credit for the restoration of peace to our streets when they had bugger all to do with it.
- Said after the 2011 London riots and in response to the Conservative rhetoric that society was 'sick' during the party conference season. Quoted by the Telegraph. Labour Party Conference 2011: best quotes
- I don't think Donald Trump should be allowed within 1,000 miles of our shores....Donald Trump is free to be a fool but he is not free to be a dangerous fool in Britain.
- Said before Trump's visit to the UK in 2016. Quoted by the BBC. Donald Trump debate: Ban risks making tycoon a 'martyr'
- It would be catastrophic were we to have to fall back onto WTO [ World Trade Organisation ] rules with tariff barriers, which would see jobs lost on a grand scale on this country ... the idea is that you have such barriers is deeply damaging.
- Quoted by Business Insider. A Labour MP told us Brexit will be 'catastrophic' if the UK doesn't get single market access (15 November 2016)
- With pensioner poverty on the rise and the Tories already having broken their pledge to protect pensioner benefits and free TV licences for over-75s, it is more important than ever that people are given the right information about their pension. The government must ensure that all pension data is accurate and secure.
- Said after it was revealed that up to 3% of the governments state pension growth projections were in error. Quoted by Business Fast. Your state pension: are there missing years in your contributions? (5 July 2019)
- It's surprising that there would appear to be those in this House who know more about making cars than those who make cars, more about building planes than those who build planes, more about engineering than the engineers and that the simple truth is the overwhelming and unmistakable voice of the world of work, industry and all the employers organisations and the trade unions is that a No Deal Brexit would have catastrophic consequences with tens of thousands of workers losing their jobs, making our country a poorer country in every sense of the word for years to come.
- Said in the House of Commons, 4 September 2019.