In the end, the Labour party could cease to represent labour. Stranger historic ironies have happened than that.— Enoch Powell
Grateful Labour Party quotations
Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Billions raised, billions spent. No idea where the money has gone. With a record like that the chancellor should be running for treasurer of the Labour Party.
The Labour party has never been a socialist party, although there have always been socialists in it - a bit like Christians in the Church of England.
A party without a cake is just a meeting.
The labour party is like a stage-coach.
If you rattle along at great speed everybody inside is too exhilarated or too seasick to cause any trouble. But if you stop everybody gets out and argues about where to go next.
The Labour Party's election manifesto is the longest suicide note in history.
The longest suicide note in history.
Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group, a tribute to our combined effort.
Is the Labour Party to remain a democratic party in which the right of free criticism and free debate is not merely tolerated but encouraged? Or are the rank and file of the party to be bludgeoned or cowed into an uncritical subservience towards the leadership?
I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today's vote on Brexit has no constitutional legitimacy.
The labour Party has lost the last four elections.
If they lose another, they get to keep the liberal party.
I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.
It is time Britain put its trust back into the Labour Party.
I believe I am the candidate that can make this happen precisely because I am not associated with the past.
The trouble with the Labour Party leadership and the trade union leadership, they're quite willing to applaud millions on the streets of the Philippines or in Eastern Europe, without understanding the need to also produce millions of people on the streets of Britain.
If the Labour party goes back to reasserting its socialist and democratic beliefs, that's where I belong.
The trade unions and the Labour Party... failed miserably. Instead of giving concrete support, and calling upon workers to take industrial action, they did nothing.
The Labour Party believes in turning workers against owners;
we believe in turning workers into owners.
The Labour Party of today has fits of horrors of the very thought of somebody like me might saying that they bought in white Australia. But I believe they did.
I do not often attack the Labour Party, they do it so well themselves.
Following the rise of the Labour Party it seemed reasonable, in 1927, to expect, or at least hope, that co-operation for the common good might gradually replace the competitiveness of capitalism.
I was a Labour Party man but I found myself to the left of the Labour party in Nelson, militant as that was. I came to London and in a few months I was a Trotskyist.
Contrast that with the call of the Liberal Democrats in April, when they were prepared to call upon the British people to participate in a 24-hour strike. It shows how far to the right the Labour Party's gone.
I'm still batting away on my politics for the Labour Party.
I'm much further to the left of them than I used to be, but that's because they've moved, not me.
A Labour party is not a debating club, it is a party of action.
The trouble with the Labour Party is that they don't really believe in Socialism, but they cannot wholeheartedly approve of private enterprise either.
I think the truth is that the Labour Party isn't believed any more because people suspect it will say anything to get votes. The rebuilding of some radical alternatives to Thatcherism - and by that I mean all-party Thatcherism - will require us to do some very difficult things
We just have to be crystal clear that if we were to abandon all the reforms made over some very painful years in the Labour party, we would be consigned back to opposition.
Labour Party members must all be free to criticise and oppose injustice and abuse wherever we find it.
I did meet Mickey Mouse in California, and he seems to be writing the Labour party's economic policy at the moment.
I joined the Labour Party not because it was Left Wing, but because it was definitely internationalists and would seem to be the group in the Labour Party which would serve my purpose best for propaganda along internationalist lines.
But Friedman seemed to share Friedrich Hayek's extreme and inaccurate view that socialism of the sort that Britain embraced under the old Labour Party was incompatible with democracy, and I don't think that there is a good theoretical or empirical basis for that view. The Road to Serfdom flunks the test of accuracy of prediction!
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.
In general, if signs of sectarianism do appear in a Socialist Party, these are only the products of the absence of a broad Labour movement in the country.
Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.
I have never been in favour of expelling people from the Labour Party.
People can say what they want in the Labour Party.
At various times in the next 20 or 30 years I think it reasonable to anticipate that I will be among the leadershp of the Labour Party, but as far as being leader, I can't see it happening, and I'm not particularly keen on it happening.