It's great to be back on terra cotta
Because of the security reasons for one thing and, second, my wife doesn't like to have her hair blown about. Have you got another silly question?
What we are beginning to witness is a whole new set of rules for economics, based on rationing resources.
So what I did was stuff my face with anything around, any old rubbish, burgers, chocolate, crisps, fish and chips, loads of it, till I felt sick - but at least I'd had the pleasure of stuffing my face and feeling really full.
I don't get a fair whack, I don't pursue vendettas or punch people on the nose.
I was the one that brought it in, but not only for the north-east, for every area so we can develop all the regional economies, lift up the national productivity, get greater wealth and share it more evenly.
There's no excuse, it's just an opportunity that presented in a limited way and that happened and as soon as the press rang me I didn't deny it I just said 'that's it' and I had to go home and explain it.
I can tell you I'm pretty middle-class.
I will have failed in this if in five years there are not many more people using public transport and far fewer journeys by car. It is a tall order but I want you to hold me to it.
The Green Belt is a Labour achievement - and we mean to build on it.
Improving the quality of life for people of this country is perhaps the most important duty of Government
We now have a satisfactory solution not only to coalition forces, but also to the Iraqi authorities themselves.
This was released I think in February and so it is a great deal of fuss being made, it hasn't in fact been given public release, it was released in February ...
When I see that man on the telly - 'Are you thinking what I'm thinking?' No! I'm definitely not! I find most of it quite offensive!
He made an enormous contribution to British politics in opposition and in government [on Robin Cook]
There was only one punch. Tony Blair rang me and he said 'Are you OK?' and I said 'Yes', and he said 'Well, what happened?' and I said 'I was just carrying out your orders. You told us to connect with the electorate, so I did.
Down in the south, it's how we find the brownfield sites without taking too much land take to meet the tremendous demand for housing, and that's what I've done.
The only break I ever took was to eat. That's all I did. Work, and then quickly eat something. It became my main pleasure, having access to my comfort food.
I've gone through that with my mother and father and here I was in a similar situation. I've wronged her and I've wronged the family. Because when these things happen, it doesn't just happen to you, it happens to the people around you and the family.
If you look at Newcastle or Gateshead, even over twenty years, even with the previous administration, it has moved quite remarkably in transforming itself.
In the north east, there, they have had quite a bit of government offices moving in. It's not a new policy.
In a sense, what we do with the regional development agencies is to give them resources to look at the deficiencies in the economy in the regional areas, so they can address themselves to that.
It's moving in the right direction. It was in decline under the previous administration.
I've always felt very proud of Wales and being Welsh. People are a bit surprised when I say I'm Welsh. I was born in Wales, went to school in Wales and my mother was Welsh. I'm Welsh. It's my place of birth, my country.
There is progress taking place, growth is better. We're only talking about two years there.
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