30 December 2006

My Favourite Political Quotes Of 2006

Welfare, justice, protection and truth are the most fundamental roles of government. Here are my quotes of 2006 to give you a flavour of how Labour are doing.


Sadiq Khan Labour MP for Tooting and member of the Public Accounts Committee "grilling" NHS Chief Executive David Nicholson.

"Can you imagine how depressed some of us are, who not long ago argued for putting up taxes to fund the NHS?"


John Reid, Labour's latest Home Secretary on his department.

"Unfit for purpose...It's inadequate in terms of its scope, it's inadequate in terms of its information technology, leadership, management systems and processes,"


Tony Blair being interviewed by David Frost on Al-Jazeera. Frost suggested that the West's intervention in Iraq had

"so far been pretty much of a disaster." Blair replied: "It has"


Can I open this one to my readers? - I want the quote of the year by a Labour politician that best reflects Labour's attitude to truth.

(Update Thunderdragon's Blair quote is shading it at the moment).

PS - Going off line for a bit. New Year's party to organise.


Anonymous said...

It's a good day to bury bad news.

Just about sums up their attitude to truth and accountability.

Anonymous said...

"They were party peerages!"

Anonymous said...

Have a good break PT.

Anonymous said...

"There are virtually no long- term young unemployed."

Tony Blair - conference Speech 2006.