PR ‘would be better than five year’s majority Tory government. I hope we will be able to make an early change’.
‘How by changing the electoral system will the Labour Party win more votes and attract support for the ideas and programme it puts forward?
At the end of the day that is what wins elections. Not providing an electoral device’
‘from the battles for social justice that were forced on the trade unions, local councils, anti-poll tax campaigners and even those who opposed the Gulf War’
She claimed he was ‘notably more vindictive to his erstwhile left-wing colleagues’ in the party and that ‘if you live by the sword you die by the sword’
‘Kinnock will go down as the worst leader Labour ever had’
‘Too many prefer the old style certainties to the new agenda we must now adopt. Unless we are prepared to make changes we will not be able to excite the voters after 1996’
‘Major cannot be caricatured as an old-style Tory saloon bar racist…Labour can no longer take black and minority ethnic voters for granted’.
‘Our tax proposals appeared to set a cap on people’s aspirations, particularly in the south of England where we need to attract support’
‘If you want to give higher pensions and child benefit and give more cash to schools and hospitals, you have to find the money for it’
‘I am not prepared to sit back and watch Labour lose again’. He said ‘John Smith is the beneficiary of a democratic carve up’
‘The party itself is not historically redundant but it must be trusted as a vehicle for achieving its objectives in the modern world. It means having credibility: people must identify themselves with Labour
‘Hope of victory lies within itself: to learn from history rather than be shackled by it and never to equate change with betrayal. Not to change is to betray. Our people deserve something better than the Tories. We must see that they get it’