Tebbit is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Norman Tebbit (born 1931), British politician (now Baron Tebbit)
- Donald Tebbit (1919/20–2010), British diplomat
- Kevin Tebbit (born 1946), Former British civil servant
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Other articles related to "tebbit":
... Tebbit decided not to stand in the 1992 election, in order to devote more time to caring for his disabled wife ... he was granted a life peerage and entered the House of Lords as Baron Tebbit, of Chingford in the London Borough of Waltham Forest ... Tebbit famously said "If you think I'm right-wing, you should meet this guy" ...
... The cricket test or Tebbit test was a controversial phrase coined in April 1990 by the Conservative politician Norman Tebbit in referring to the 'loyalty ... Tebbit suggested that those immigrants who root for their native countries rather than Great Britain in sports might not be sufficiently loyal to their new country ...
... Tebbit was interviewed about the rise of Thatcherism for the 2006 BBC TV documentary series Tory! Tory! Tory! ... Tebbit cited White's article (an account of Pauline Pearce's visit to the 2011 Tory party conference) as being "a perfect illustration of my theory of the common ground of politics." Tebbit was also ...
... In spite of the above evidence, however, Lord Tebbit has continued to insist that his test could have prevented the attacks ... The original premise of Norman Tebbit's 1990 statement 'A large proportion of Britain's Asian population fail to pass...' has never been proved ... Since then, Tebbit has made a number of other controversial public statements that seem to leave no doubt on his overall uncompromising attitude to those of differing ethnic and religious backgrounds ...
Famous quotes containing the word tebbit:
“Parliament must not be told a direct untruth, but its quite possible to allow them to mislead themselves.”
—Norman Tebbit (b. 1931)
“The word conservative is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug, sanctimonious, naive, guilt-ridden, wet, pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate minds of that third-rate decade, the nineteen-sixties.”
—Norman Tebbit (b. 1931)