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I enjoy it too much even if I knew I'd never get a book published, I would still write. I enjoy the experience of getting thoughts and ideas and plots and characters organised into this narrative framework.
Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn't matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free market state.
You get so caught up in what you're writing action sequences tend to do that more than anything else because you're living it, and feeling for your characters.
Getting a family into work, supporting strong relationships, getting parents off drugs and out of debt all this can do more for a child's well being than any amount of money in out of work benefits.
It's fairness to say those who work hard, get up in the morning, cut their cloth in other words 'we can only afford to have one or two children because we don't earn enough'. They pay their taxes and they want to know that the same kind of decision making is taking place for those on benefits.
With the right support, a child growing up in a dysfunctional household, who was destined for a lifetime on benefits could be put on an entirely different track one which sees them move into fulfilling and sustainable work. In doing so, they will pull themselves out of poverty.
In Birmingham, Manchester or Liverpool there are white gangs that share the same backgrounds they come from broken homes, completely dysfunctional, mums for the most part unable to cope, the fathers of these kids completely not in the scene.
When families are strong and stable, so are children showing higher levels of wellbeing and more positive outcomes. But when things go wrong either through family breakdown or a damaged parental relationship the impact on a child's later life can be devastating.
Kids are meant to believe that their stepping stone to massive money is 'The X Factor.' Luck is great, but most of life is hard work. We do not celebrate people who have made success out of serious hard work.
The future of Conservatism lies in our beliefs and values, not by throwing them away. We need to shed associations that bind us to past failures, but hold faith with those things that make us Conservatives.
What we want to do is reform the welfare system in the way that Tony Blair talked about 13 years ago but never achieved a system that was created for the days after the Second World War. That prize is now I think achievable.
Well football teams are perhaps easier to control than political parties, I'm sure the Prime Minister would agree with me, but yeah I think every team needs discipline and a sense of self belief and that's important, that's what leadership's all about.
You know in my own area of Waltham Forest, we've had many murders as a result of the gang violence and often innocent bystanders get caught up in it.
If Britain is to have a stable, affordable pension system, people need to work longer, but we will reward their hard work with a decent state pension that will enable them to enjoy quality of life in their retirement.
I think that the status that you have in life should be reflected in official documents. If you are married, fine, if you are living with someone, fine, if you are single, fine. We don't want to tell people how to live their lives.
No I'm not a great believer in getting back over things and saying if only, or if, or buts because I don't think we actually get anywhere on that.