„This is a counter-revolution. After half a century of democratic advance, of social revolution, of rising expectations, the whole process has ground to a halt with a fourteenth Earl.“
— Alec Douglas-Home
"Labour would reject move to postpone M.P.s' return", The Times, 21 October 1963, p. 6. Harold Wilson speaking at Manchester, 19 October 1963, shortly after Douglas-Home's appointment as Prime Minister.