I grew up in a strongly socialist family. While I was at school, I worked in party politics and with organizations like the Anti-Nazi League. Everywhere I saw it, I fought prejudice.
I think politics can no longer be assigned to parliamentary activity and it probably never could be. But politics with a small p and the history of trade union movement really interests me.
My parents were political, so it's definitely in my bones. Wherever I am, I always seem to get involved with politics. I think, once it's in your bloodstream, it's always there. I love it.
You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
Nobody likes, you know, the ugly parts of politics.
I like politics. I like traveling in the United States.
Politics is a people business. I like people.
I mean, the part you don't like, I mean, that's the only part. That's the part no one likes, and that is the criticisms, and the unfair criticisms, I might add, of my husband. But that's also just a fact of life in politics.
The more that I know of politics, the more it makes me realize that being a politician is largely useless.
It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life.
I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.
And humility in politics means accepting that one party doesn't have all the answers; recognising that working in partnership is progress not treachery.
My college, Fitzwilliam, was pretty good but unfashionable and I lived in digs so I was not part of the cloistered 'old college' environment, which frankly was a bit intimidating. But I worked hard and settled in by exploring politics and girls.