I actually think the civil service, who are the malignancy at the heart of public life, have consciously prevented, talked ministers out of, made it difficult regulatory-wise, to allow more pressure on alternative energy sources to grow.
Give me the whole world to run and then I'll be happy. If tomorrow I was told I had to sort out the whole world's problems I'd sleep like a baby.
If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it.
I'm never going to take the view that I should say whatever I need to say in order to achieve something. Because that implies a level of dishonesty.
This life is messy.
Global warming could be solved by shifting three to four per cent of global GDP to pay for it.
I have met the people who run the world, and I am not in awe of them.
I would like to sound like James Mason. I reckon if I'd had a better voice I could have been prime minister. It is the most irritating voice in public life.
I was a weedy kid, not like one of those working-class men who can accommodate not being academically clever by physical strength and prowess.
Most kids don't get to go their parents' wedding.
Polling in a general election is pretty accurate, because turnout is usually high.
I've always been a workaholic. I reckon, on average, I've had less than one day a year off in my working career.
Most people are not shocked that I am occasionally rude to journalists. They are probably amazed I don't punch one in the face.
I mean I get loads of money, all from different sources. You give it to your accountant. They manage it. But you pay corporation tax. If you're then taking it out and spending it on yourself, you have to pay more.
If I was courting the Muslim vote, I wouldn't have put establishing the partnership ceremony at the forefront of my first term, would I? I go all around London advocating lesbian and gay rights.
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