My beliefs will run through everything I do. My beliefs, my values are my anchor and when people try to drag me, as I know they will, it is to that sense of right and wrong, that sense of who I am and what I believe, to which I will always hold.
The new generation of Labour is different. Different attitudes, different ideas, different ways of doing politics.
The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom.
I don't believe in God personally but I have great respect for those people who do and different people have different religious views in this country.
While there's capitalism, there'll be socialism, because there is always a response to injustice.
A company is not accountable just to its owners, but to its workers and its customers.
We do not have to accept the world as we find it. And we have a responsibility to leave our world a better place and never walk by on the other side of injustice.
Freedom and opportunity are precious gifts and the purpose of our politics is to expand them, for all our people.
I come from a generation that suffered school lessons in portacabins and crumbling hospitals. I tell you one thing, for the eighteen years they were in power the Tories did nothing to fix the roof when the sun was shining.
I want to move to a world of no nuclear weapons but I want to do that through multilateral disarmament so that we all disarm together.
Let's start to have a grown up debate in this country about who we are and where we want to go and what kind of country we want to build.
Well you can be the son of a Marxist and not necessarily be a Marxist in all your views.
Let the message go out - a new generation has taken charge of Labour which is optimistic about our country, optimistic about our world, optimistic about the power of politics. We are optimistic and together we will change Britain.
The great thing is that whether we have faith or not, we are by and large very tolerant of people, whatever their particular view.
And think of how we challenged the idea of a male dominated Parliament with All-Women shortlists and made the cause of gender equality central to our government. We were right to do so.
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