Every year the international finance system kills more people than the Second World War. But at least Hitler was mad, you know.
When you get into politics, you find that all your worst nightmares about it turn out to be true, and the people who are attracted to large concentrations of power are precisely the ones who should be kept as far away from it as possible.
If I blew my nose the Daily Express and the Daily Mail would say that I am trying to spread germ warfare.
Boris [ Johnson]and Dave [Cameron] gnawed each other's testicles [during the Tory civil war which blighted the EU referendum].
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 the normal rate of tax on the money I take out for myself.
You lose power in Britain and you are just Joe Public again.
I liked it when we had ugly politicians who droned on about issues.
I think democracy's undermined when those who own newspapers fill them with trivia rather than real issues.
I think I have gone through my entire public career never telling a lie. I have made mistakes but I never knowingly lied.
I think it's much more important to keep people in work than have pay rises.
I've never declined to do an interview.
The British judiciary is one of the most corrupt in the world because of politically active judges.
I'd love to write about my growing sexual awareness, but the press would turn it into something squalid.
I spent the 1960s and 1970s seeking myself - the working-class tradition of self-education.
I swim three times a week.
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.
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.
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.
What do we do about climate change bearing down upon us?
The people I really most admire are Robert Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt. If you know someone, it is very hard to revere them.
I've got people handling the media. I employ at the moment two people. No-one is paying income tax on the money they use to employ people.
I've always told the truth. I've often been wrong - but I've never knowingly lied. Not in public life. Because I don't see the need to.
I'm in exactly the same position as everybody else who has a small business.
Politics is not a game. Thousands of people's jobs and services depended on what the GLC did, and they expected us to do the best we could.
My view is rather than just rage at your impotence you find the best way of achieving as much as you can within whatever constraints there are. It's not the world I would have created but you do what you can within it.
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