It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose.
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I cannot think of any circumstances in which a government can go to war without the support of parliament.
In government you carry each hope each disillusion. And in politics it's always about the next challenge.
I say to the Taliban: surrender the terrorists or surrender power. It's your choice.
You know, the media and politicians are always gonna be in a bit of tension with one another and probably most of the time that's healthy and indeed even creative. But it's where - it's really when news organisations are used as kind of instruments of politics that it gets tricky.
Every so often, I feel I should graduate to classical music, properly. But the truth is, I'm more likely to listen to rock music.
The threat today is not that of the 1930s. It's not big powers going to war with each other. The ravages which fundamentalist political ideology inflicted on the 20th century are memories. The Cold war is over. Europe is at peace, if not always diplomatically.
In no relationship at the top of any walk of life is it always easy, least of all in politics which matters so much and which is conducted in such a piercing spotlight.
My view is that you still, in order to win from the Labour perspective, have to have a strong alliance with business as well as the unions. You have got to be very much in the centre ground on things like public sector reform.
I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.
But in terms of how people live together, how we minimize the prospects of conflict and maximize the prospects of peace, the place of religion in our society today is essential.
By the time Obama came into office, Washington had already agreed over a period of a few weeks to a $700 billion government infusion into the world banking system. Nothing of the sort had ever been done before, and it was done spit spot with very little national debate.
In the modern media age we are rarely surprised by what we see. Whether it's on television or film or in the theatre, everything is so advertised, so trailed, that most entertainment is merely what you thought it was going to be like.
The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves.
Don't waste your time trying to fit in because at the end of the day there's nothing beautiful about being someone else. Always remember that one day someone is going to notice the beauty of being You.
When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
I don't mind a little Sturm und Drang. When I was doing 'Riding in Cars With Boys,' I wouldn't smile at anybody, because my character, Bev, was angry at the world. I'm the opposite. Inside my head I'd be like, God, I'll explain to you at the end of shooting that I'm not this person.
I have to live with both my selves as best I may.
Bravery never goes out of fashion.
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.
If people are constantly reading about you, and you're overexposed, they've got no reason to go see your movies. Also, it's not pleasant or nice to have your privacy invaded.