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 them run news corporations.
If Voting Changed Anything They'd Abolish It
World wide capitalism kills more people everyday then Hitler did. And he was crazy.
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.
The problem is that many MPs never see the London that exists beyond the wine bars and brothels of Westminster.
I think democracy's undermined when those who own newspapers fill them with trivia rather than real issues.
If I blew my nose the Daily Express and the Daily Mail would say that I am trying to spread germ warfare.
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.
To tackle climate change you don't have to reduce your quality of life, but you do have to change the way you live
Consultation is a good thing when people agree with you, and a waste of time when people don't agree with you
There needs to be radical development in equality law to create the environment to allow women to stay in work.
I have opened newspapers and read incredible lies.
You can't expect to work for the Daily Mail group and have the rest of society treat with you respect as a useful member of society, because you are not.
I've met serial killers and professional assassins and nobody scared me as much as MrsT.
I fear that within 10 years gays, trade union activists and left wing politicians will be led off to the gas chambers.
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.
Every year the international finance system kills more people than the Second World War. But at least Hitler was mad, you know.
I liked it when we had ugly politicians who droned on about issues.
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.
I just long for the day when I wake up and find that the Saudi royal family are swinging from lamp-posts.
You lose power in Britain and you are just Joe Public again.
You cannot just have a socialist revolution in Norwood and nowhere else.
I became a councillor back in 1971, so if by this stage in politics I'm making lots of big mistakes, then I shouldn't be here.
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?
Ed Miliband doesn't give a damn about what he looks like, how he dresses. He came into politics to change society.
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