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Polling in a general election is pretty accurate, because turnout is usually high.
If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it.
I'm never going to take the view that I should say whatever I need to say in order to achieve something. Because that implies a level of dishonesty.
Global warming could be solved by shifting three to four per cent of global GDP to pay for it.
I have met the people who run the world, and I am not in awe of them.
I was a weedy kid, not like one of those working-class men who can accommodate not being academically clever by physical strength and prowess.
Most kids don't get to go their parents' wedding.
I've always been a workaholic. I reckon, on average, I've had less than one day a year off in my working career.
Most people are not shocked that I am occasionally rude to journalists. They are probably amazed I don't punch one in the face.
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 difficult regulatory-wise, to allow more pressure on alternative energy sources to grow.
I mean I get loads of money, all from different sources. You give it to your accountant. They manage it. But you pay corporation tax. If you're then taking it out and spending it on yourself, you have to pay more.
I would like to sound like James Mason. I reckon if I'd had a better voice I could have been prime minister. It is the most irritating voice in public life.
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 go all around London advocating lesbian and gay rights.
World wide capitalism kills more people everyday then Hitler did. And he was crazy.
I do the gardening.
The press keep asking me, 'What was your biggest mistake?' But if I had made a big mistake, they'd all be writing about it, wouldn't they?
I am a socialist, a believer in rational thought and the rule of law.
I don't work hard enough. If I had worked harder I might have been prime minister.
I grew up in a house with very few books.
I spent the 1960s and 1970s seeking myself - the working-class tradition of self-education.
I think democracy's undermined when those who own newspapers fill them with trivia rather than real issues.
My political beliefs are my moral, quasi-religious framework.
This life is messy.
What do we do about climate change bearing down upon us?
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 to that. Now, the question is, what is the most a socialist can achieve in a global economy?
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