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All Quotes by author - Douglas Alexander
" Any politician in a democracy has to be mindful of public opinion. "
" A politics that defines itself by difference holds no appeal for me. "
" As Development Secretary, I have seen in the developing world that climate change there is not a theory, is not a future threat: it is a contemporary crisis. "
" A self-evidently confident politician, Cameron still suffers from a curious hollowness. Ten years after he became Conservative leader, many people still question what he actually stands for or believes in. "
" As Scots - like everyone else - we live in an increasingly inter-connected world that demands shared solutions to shared problems. Walking away from others have never been our way. Walking with others has been our heritage and still represents our best future. "
" As Scots, we certainly want change today, but the change the Nationalists offer is not the change we want or need. "
" As shadow foreign secretary, I have been as clear in my support for the government when it does something we agree with as I am in highlighting that which we oppose. "
" As times change, so do the way each generation see the world. It is rather like the way our generation came to see our grandparents' views on the Empire and colonies as outdated. "
" Being prime minister is not a job to be performed with an eye for the exit. "
" Building the future holds more attraction than ancestor worship, whichever ancestor we're talking about. "
" Change is a process: future is a destination. People want a sense of hope, possibility and pride about Britain. "
" David Cameron can change the branding of the party, but he can't change the beliefs. "
" David Cameron's approach has left Britain weakened and weary because to retreat from the world is as foolish as it is futile. "
" David Cameron wants people to believe that his isolation in Europe is a result of Britain being outnumbered when it matters most. "
" For me, fiscal realism is not a betrayal of Labour values; it is the foundation by which we win the trust of the public. "
" Having disrupted business practices, social interactions and political campaigns, 2011 will be seen as the year that the rise of the Internet first disrupted foreign relations. "
" Historically, Labour has used technology as a form of control. We would use pagers and faxes to send out messages telling people what line to take. The key learning from the Obama campaign is to use technology to empower your supporters. "
" I don't get up in the morning and think my mission is to end Britain. I do get up in the morning and think that my mission is to end poverty. "
" I do think our challenge is to balance credibility and a clear message about how we would reduce the deficit with boldness about the choices that we put before the public. "
" If Nick Clegg hadn't been sitting around the cabinet table, we wouldn't have had the bedroom tax; we wouldn't have had the rise in tuition fees. We wouldn't have had the mistakes we've seen in economic policy. "
" If you're part of the Network Generation, you don't have to belong just to one nation. Dual identities come easily to these dual screeners. They fear a separate Scotland would be a narrowing, not a broadening, experience. "
" If you talk to most people under 30, they don't read a newspaper. "
" I'm at one with Ed Miliband in saying that it's important that people have the right to express their democratic voices and also their deep concerns about climate change because we have a planet in peril. "
" I'm in agreement with David Miliband when he says our generation of Labour politicians are not willing to hand over the direction of the country without a serious electoral fight. "
" In an era of billion-person countries and trillion-pound economies, we need to find ways to amplify our voice. We are most likely to be heard when the Chinese negotiate with a £10 trillion E.U., not a £1.5 trillion Britain. "
" In every generation, there are horrors that define an age and events that scar the global conscience. "
" In sport, as in science, business, and diplomacy, as Scots we understand that we benefit from the deep and diverse partnerships that make up the United Kingdom. "
" In this age of growing interconnectedness, we understand that turning our backs on the world is simply not an option. "
" I take UKIP very seriously. The truth is that UKIP presents an electoral challenge to all political parties. The way to defeat UKIP is not to be a better UKIP but to be a better Labour Party. "
" I think politicians who suggest they are uninterested in the support of newspapers are not being straight with people. "
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