"There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water."
“In the end we are all sacked and it's always awful. It is as inevitable as death following life. If you are elevated there comes a day when you are demoted. Even Prime Ministers.”
Alan Clark (1928-1999), British Conservative MP, military historian, and diarist who served as a minister in Margaret Thatcher's governments