"The prime minister has said he does not believe that statutory legislation is necessary to achieve the principles outlined by Leveson."

Business minister Viscount Younger of Leckie 11/01/2013

Category: Quote of the Day, Scandal

"We have a growing relationship with the EU as an institution, which has an increasing voice in the world, and we want to see a strong British voice in that EU"

Philip Gordon - State Department official 10/01/2013

Category: Quote of the Day, European Union

"Just one day after their botched relaunch, even people at the very heart of Cameron's government are losing faith and abandoning ship"

Michael Dugher 09/01/2013

Category: Quote of the Day, Coalitions

"The number one priority now is reducing the deficit that they [Labour] left us - the biggest deficit since the Second World War."

Ian Duncan Smith 08/01/2013

Category: Quote of the Day, Debt & Borrowing

"Our mission is clear: to get Britain living within its means and earning its way in the world once again"

David Cameron and Nick Clegg 07/01/2013

Category: Quote of the Day, Coalitions

"Since then, Britain, the colonial power, has refused to return the territories to the Argentine Republic, thus preventing it from restoring its territorial integrity."

Cristina Fernandez 03/01/2013

Category: Quote of the Day, Falklands War

"The central premise of my campaign for president was to change the tax code that was too skewed towards the wealthy at the expense of working, middle-class Americans. Tonight we have done that,"

Barack Obama 01/01/2013

Category: Quote of the Day, Presidency, The US (office of)

"We have paid a very heavy price but I think the reason for coming here in the first place, which was to stop Afghanistan being a haven for terror...I think it was the right decision."

David Cameron 20/12/2012

Category: Quote of the Day, War on Terror

"Public servants should not be rewarded for failure. But that was exactly what happened when the BBC Trust paid off the former director general, George Entwistle"

Margaret Hodge, PAC chair 20/12/2012

Category: Quote of the Day, Corruption & Sleaze

"There were three phrases above all which were hung around my neck for the following 28 days every day in the press which were used to destroy my political career and were used to toxify the Conservative Party"

Andrew Mitchell 19/12/2012

Category: Quote of the Day, Ministers

“There's never been a better time to capitalise on the opportunity of the Olympics and Paralympics and if we don't take the opportunity now it will be a chance wasted.”

Tim Lamb, chief executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance 18/12/2012

Category: Quote of the Day, Youth

"We can't tolerate this any more. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change."



Obama addresses the people of Newton following last Fridays shootings 17/12/2012

Category: Quote of the Day, Presidency, The US (office of)

We can only converse if we can speak the same language. So if we are going to build One Nation, we need to start with everyone in Britain knowing how to speak English. 

Ed Miliband 13/12/2012

Category: Quote of the Day, Labour Party

Shale gas represents a promising new potential energy resource for the UK. It could contribute significantly to our energy security, reducing our reliance on imported gas, as we move to a low-carbon economy.

Ed Davey 12/12/2012

Category: Quote of the Day, State, The

"It is for those reasons that I believe the coalition government needs to have a fundamental rethink about this legislation. We cannot proceed with this bill and we have to go back to the drawing board."



Nick Clegg opposes the draft Communications Data Bill 11/12/2012

Category: Quote of the Day, Coalitions

I made it fairly clear that the stuff about people being unemployed at home with the curtains drawn is not the way, certainly, I would have addressed it.

Vince Cable responding to the autumn statement 06/12/2012

Category: Quote of the Day, Reform

Sometimes that stammer gets the better of me in the first minute or two when I speak, especially when I have got the prime minister, the chancellor and 300 Conservative MPs yelling at me at the top of their voices.

Ed Balls shows his vulnerable side 06/12/2012

Category: Quote of the Day, Opposition

I'm delighted by the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. They will make wonderful parents.

David Cameron congratulates the young Royal couple 03/12/2012

Category: Quote of the Day, Aristocracy

In a democracy, regulation of the press and imposing standards on it must be voluntary.

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty and adviser to the Leveson Inquiry 02/12/2012

Category: Quote of the Day, Freedom & Liberty

Lord Justice Leveson's proposals are measured, reasonable and proportionate. We on this side unequivocally endorse both the principles set out and his central recommendations.

Ed Miliband speaking in the House of Commons 30/11/2012

Category: Quote of the Day, House of Commons

Random Speech

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges, even where there are no rivers.

Nikita Khruschev

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