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I've figured out in the course of my life that the one thing I'm good at doing is writing books, and it would be crazy to trade that in for something else.
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.
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.
We said in our 21st Century Party paper there are 61 mosaic groups, which the market research people use as different socio economic categories and half of our members come from just five of those groups and that is very narrow too narrow.
Our members are very much maligned. Obviously the average age is 60 something, but they all have children and grandchildren, they understand what we need to do, they want to win.
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.
We should be the natural home for the millions of Britons of immigrant origin. But we're not. Because too often we've sounded like people who wish they hadn't come here at all.
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 younger voters. But today we're not. Because too often we sound like people who just don't like contemporary Britain.
Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.
If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man's conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
No section of the American populace has been more completely deceived by the forces interested in keeping the truth from the people than America's youth.
Rationalism, which is the feeling that everything is subject to and completely explicable by Reason, consequently rejects everything not visible and calculable.
Every non political human grouping of whatever kind, legal, social, religious, economic or other becomes at last political if it creates an opposition deep enough to range men against one another as enemies.
Hatred is not contained in political thinking. Any hatred worked up against the public enemy is non political, and always shows some weakness in the internal political situation.