"When your back is against the wall, there is only one thing to do, and that is turn around and fight."
"Democracy's the worst form of government except for all the others."
"We'll negotiate a withdrawal from the EEC"(now the EU)"which has drained our natural resources and destroyed jobs."
Tony Blair, before he became an MP, in 1983
"The contrast with experience and youth compared to the callow charms of David Cameron will serve us well."
"The single most important two things we can do..."
"Peter Mandelson asked me for 10p to phone a friend the other day. I said, "Here, have 20p and ring them all". When people ask me if I have a close relationship with , I answer "How would I know? I haven't spoken to him for 18 Months."
Gordon Brown, speech to leftwing Labour Party members, 1996
"Lord Birt?, he wasn't a paid advisor and I think he was worth every penny."
"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery."
"Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power."