I just want to say this. I want to say it gently but I want to say it firmly There is a tendency for the world to say to America, the big problems of the world are yours, you go and sort them out, and then to worry when America wants to sort them out.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
If there is one thing Britain should learn from the last 50 years, it is this: Europe can only get more important for us.
Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.
Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government and I will lead it as party of government.
It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose.
This may be the day when finally after all the false dawns and dashed hope, peace replaced war, politics replaces terror on the island of Ireland. ... This is a step of unparalleled magnitude in the recent history of Northern Ireland.
A day like today is not a day for soundbites, really. But I feel the hand of history upon our shoulders. I really do.
This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today
Understand the causes of terror? Yes, we should try, but let there be no moral ambiguity about this: nothing could ever justify the events of September 11 and it is to turn justice on its head to pretend it could
There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.
This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism.
I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.
The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability - that threat is real.
The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.