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1. "New Labour leader Ed Miliband announces plan to 'make this party slightly less unelectable by 2015'. He added: 'I am Ed, the Almighty One.'Defeated brother David Miliband overheard muttering: 'Now I know how Wayne Christ felt after little Jesus came along."
Author: Andy Zaltzman
2. "I know that the right kind of political leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine."
Author: Aneurin Bevan
3. "Ivanov- "Up to now , all revolutions have been made by moralizing diletantes. They were always in good faith and perished because of their dilettantism. We for the first time are consequent...""Yes," said Rubashov. "So consequent, that in the interests of a just distribution of land we deliberately let die of starvation about five million farmers and their families in one year. So consequent were we in the liberation of human beings from the shackles of industrial exploitation that we sent about ten million people to do forced labour in the Artic regions and the jungles of the East, under conditions similar to those of antique galley slaves. So consequent that, to settle a difference of opinion, we know only one argument: death, whether it is a matter of submarines, manure, or the Party line to be followed in Indo-China. ..."
Author: Arthur Koestler
4. "The trade unions and the Labour Party... failed miserably. Instead of giving concrete support, and calling upon workers to take industrial action, they did nothing."
Author: Arthur Scargill
5. "Contrast that with the call of the Liberal Democrats in April, when they were prepared to call upon the British people to participate in a 24-hour strike. It shows how far to the right the Labour Party's gone."
Author: Arthur Scargill
6. "I'm still batting away on my politics for the Labour Party. I'm much further to the left of them than I used to be, but that's because they've moved, not me."
Author: Billy Bragg
7. "I was a Labour Party man but I found myself to the left of the Labour party in Nelson, militant as that was. I came to London and in a few months I was a Trotskyist."
Author: C. L. R. James
8. "I've been really clear that my first job as leader of the Labour Party and co-leader of the labour movement is to engage with our base."
Author: David Cunliffe
9. "I support a constitutional conversation, as the Labour Party does, which will allow New Zealanders to evolve a more mature and stable constitutional form, but that's not something that I, as Labour Party, would want to impose, either on the party or on the public."
Author: David Cunliffe
10. "Abortion is an issue of conscience for the Labour party."
Author: Diane Abbott
11. "Following the rise of the Labour Party it seemed reasonable, in 1927, to expect, or at least hope, that co-operation for the common good might gradually replace the competitiveness of capitalism."
Author: Dora Russell
12. "In 1925, when Britain went back to the gold standard, that was supported by the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Bank of England, the civil service, the CBI, the TUC, the Times, the Economist; that consensus was very strong."
Author: Ed Balls
13. "I joined the Labour party because I believed in equality, in freedom of speech and in tolerance, compassion and understanding for people, irrespective of their background and views. In whatever I decide to do in the future I will hold to those principles."
Author: Geoff Hoon
14. "Actually, I don't ever think there will be a men-only team of leadership in the Labour party again. People would look at it and say, 'What? Are there no women in the party to be part of the leadership? Do men want to do it all themselves?' It just won't happen again."
Author: Harriet Harman
15. "Well, I feel that everybody in the country knows me. I think people know who I am, and that I'm deputy leader of the Labour party, and that I'm out there talking about their big choice for the future."
Author: Harriet Harman
16. "My Scottish Labour Party is a crusade - to fight poverty, inequality and injustice."
Author: Johann Lamont
17. "The Scottish Labour Party, while I have breath in my body, will listen to the views of trade unionists."
Author: Johann Lamont
18. "A Labour party is not a debating club, it is a party of action."
Author: Karl Radek
19. "Thus in such a Labour Party there can be no question of independent policy."
Author: Karl Radek
20. "Is Tony Blair of the Labour party? The answer to that is profoundly 'yes', but that is not how, sentimentally, he is regarded in the Labour movement generally."
Author: Neil Kinnock
21. "The Labour Party has become consumed by collective bile towards... the Liberal Democrats. That portrays a rather nasty arrogance."
Author: Nick Clegg
22. "So there clearly is a sense in which the Labour Party here, certainly at State level is reaching out and connecting with people and reflecting the aspirations and needs of, you know the mass of ordinary Australians."
Author: Patricia Hewitt
23. "We just have to be crystal clear that if we were to abandon all the reforms made over some very painful years in the Labour party, we would be consigned back to opposition."
Author: Patricia Hewitt
24. "In a way I'm almost more rueful about the notion of having a non-ideological Labour party than I am about the personality of Tony Blair."
Author: Robert Harris
25. "What I've said in the past is that I want the Labour Party to approach this matter on the basis of unity."
Author: Ron Davies
26. "First of all it has never been the case that I have threatened people with expulsion or that I've threatened to throw people out of the Parliamentary Labour Party."
Author: Ron Davies
27. "I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn."
Author: Ron Davies
28. "Now, I think that in acknowledging that every individual Member of Parliament and indeed every individual member of the Labour Party, has rights to express their view in a spirit of tolerance."
Author: Ron Davies
29. "The standing orders of the Parliamentary Party, however, apply to me, apply to every other Member of the Parliamentary Labour Party and they put into a context the way in which those rights to freedom of speech should be exercised."
Author: Ron Davies
30. "And, I hope now that everybody understands that the Labour Party - as it always has done - stands for free speech and individual Members of the Labour Party are entitled to exercise that free speech."
Author: Ron Davies
31. "The Labour Party is and always has been an instinctive part of my life."
Author: Roy Jenkins
32. "If the Labour party goes back to reasserting its socialist and democratic beliefs, that's where I belong."
Author: Shirley Williams
33. "I've been a member of the Labour Party sixty five years, and I remain in it, but I think it's all about campaigning for justice and peace, and if you do that, you get a lot of support."
Author: Tony Benn
34. "The right to demand the best and refuse the worst and do so not by virtue of your wealth, but your equal status as citizen, thats precisely what the modern Labour Party should stand for"
Author: Tony Blair

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