I should do something about the cigarettes; I quite accept that it's bad for your health, but you know a moderate tipple is positively beneficial and, at certain times, absolutely essential.
We should have high expectations of our children, but politicians should not tell teachers how to meet them.
I will go out of this world feet first with my Lib Dem membership card in my pocket.
I believe that access to a university education should be based on the ability to learn, not what people can afford. I think there is no more nauseating a sight than politicians pulling up the ladder of opportunity behind them.
I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short.
Politics is much too serious to be taken too seriously; equally, there are many aspects of it so laughable as to be lamentable.
Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for.
To be seen to be human, provided you're doing your job at the same time, is definitely not a negative, not at all.
Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.
The one thing we can all be sure about in politics is you are as well to expect the unexpected.
I can hardly think of an occasion when I've got into a stand-up fight with any political opponent. I've got my views, people know what they are, they can agree or they can choose to disagree. I'm not going to waste time just rubbishing everybody else.
If you were to describe me as teetotal, on behalf of my constituency I'd have to sue; that would lose me every vote in the Highlands.
Actually, I think it's quite sensible not to take yourself too seriously.
I'm a fully paid-up member of the human race.
Music and politics are in essence about communication. Without over-stretching the analogy I do feel a sense of rhythm is important in getting your message across.
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