It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain.
We need to show that we know and understand and can reflect today's Britain. Today we don't.
Our party has known great, great days. But we have no God-given right to survive, let alone to succeed.
Everyone now claims to be a moderniser and it's obvious, really. I mean, no one now says 'We need to go backwards... to the days of Lord Salisbury'.
It is simply the view, and a view I think shared by most members of the party, that it is very difficult to have a leader that does not command the support of the parliamentary party.
The party at its best has always been a modern party.
If we do what we think is right, not try to point-score, people will begin to trust us.
I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader who fought for the leadership without compromising his quite challenging view that the party has to change.
The problem we have is not Labour, in however it is configured.
So our problem is not Labour, it is us, is making us attractive enough to gain disillusioned Labour support and to compete effectively with the Lib Dems for those loose votes.
We should be the natural home for young mothers. But we're not. Because too often we sound like people who think the only good mother is a married mother.
David Cameron's message of change, optimism and hope is in tune with what Britain wants today
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