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Yes, there are lots of individual exceptions. But no one has ever done a study about voting intention without ascertaining that the biggest determining factor…
The market is a brilliant system for the exchange of goods and services, but it doesn’t protect the environment unless it’s regulated, it doesn’t train…
If I was courting the Muslim vote, I wouldn’t have put establishing the partnership ceremony at the forefront of my first term, would I? I…
I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of that office I will have regard to any guidance with respect to ethical standards issued…
I Kenneth Robert Livingstone, having been elected to the office of mayor of London, declare that I take that office upon myself, and will duly…
I could not cherish London and not value Jewish London. The contribution of Jews to London is immense – politically, economically, culturally, intellectually, philanthropically, artistically.
I can’t understand why anyone would want to live the life of a politician if you can’t say pretty much what you think. You are…
I came into politics because I wished to change things. You can’t do that by lying to people; you have to educate, and persuade, and…
I actually think the civil service, who are the malignancy at the heart of public life, have consciously prevented, talked ministers out of, made it…
When I was leader of the GLC, by the time I had been in control for three years, the difference in pay between the cleaner…
I employed my wife for three years to sit in the attic and type up my autobiography, 700 pages, organise everywhere I go. I’m paying…
All the politics of the post-war period was about the clash between the Soviet Union and America, and virtually all issues ended up being subordinated…
Working with the Jewish community is essential to me and what I stand for.
You lose power in Britain and you are just Joe Public again.
Well, I mean, I’m very much a pragmatic person.
When I’m sifting the compost seed or pruning, I argue over issues in my head; I talk to myself.
This life is messy.
Well, I get on with people who believe in something.
There isn’t much about my life that’s been particularly conventional.
The world is run by monsters and you have to deal with them. Some of them run countries, some of them run banks, some of…
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