"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
"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
"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
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
"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
My late husband gave his life to the Labour Party and my loyalty is to the party, and to what Gordon Brown has done for the country... My son holds his own views but I'm very angry about this and very angry with him.
Manjula Sood 04/05/2010
Perhaps the bigger blow, though, is to the role of the professional politician. Whether you agree with Mr Purnell or not, he is intelligent, articulate, youthful: he adds to public life, and will presumably wish to contribute to it still. What does it say about Parliament, or about the life of an MP, that he would much rather operate from beyond Westminster?
On the resignation of James Purnell
Now this really is getting highly surreal and amusing at the same time. On the one hand, Labour Party people, such as John Prescott are complaining about a breach of confidentiality by the National Bullying Helpline, and then others, such as Gordon brown's PPS are demanding the helpline prove its statements, thus breaching confidentiality further.
Dizzy Thinks 22/02/2010
summarising the Gordon Brown bullying debacle
The junk food of political journalism...all reshuffle stories are crap.
Alastair Campbell 1998
I have more government than I want, more government than I need, more government than I can afford.
John Redwood 06/2003
Category: What is Government
Labour's constitutional blueprint is nothing less than a plan for the destruction of UK democracy.
John Redwood 1999
The most vital issue in British politics today is whether we really exist to serve the state or whether the state exists to serve us.
Brian Walden 1978
Category: State, The
My department is not too big for one man, because I'm Superman.
Category: Art of Government
I was sacked for running in like an ill-trained spaniel.
After being sacked as leader of the Lords by William Hague.
Coalition will come sooner or later, I'm certain of that.
There is a popular belief among Prime Ministers that regular bursts of activity make it look as if something positive is happening.
You may call it coalition, you may call it the accidental and fortuitous concurrence of atoms.
Lord Palmerston 05/03/1857
I don't want soiled bedclothes.
Hugh Dalton 1951
On ebeing offered the Foreign Office when Bevin retired.
I think the Priem Minister has to be a butcher and know the joints.
R A Butler 1966