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" Essentially we need a new social consensus for economic reform as New Labour has achieved in Britain. "
" Europe has to address people's needs directly and reflect their priorities, not our own preoccupations. "
" Firstly, people take for granted that the E.U. has created the biggest economic space in the world. "
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" For too long, decisions have been taken behind closed doors - tablets of stone have simply been past down to people without bothering to involve people, listen to their views or give them information about what we are doing and why. "
" Having viewed Europe as an extension and projection of itself, France now finds Europe developing a mind and identity of its own which embraces France but is not controlled by France. "
" I believe that if you treat China as an enemy, then it is likely to become one. "
" I certainly believe that we gain through open trade and liberalisation. "
" I do not share the half-in, half-out attitude to the EU of some in Britain. Britain's place is in Europe. "
" If the constitutional treaty is rejected it will be back to square one, just at a time when we want Europe to be a more effective force for good in the world, when we need to buttress ourselves against the pressures and insecurities of globalization. "
" I have moved on from being a British parliamentarian, I have moved on from being a New Labour politician, I have moved on from being the supporter in the active day-to-day sense of Tony Blair. "
" I hesitated, too, because for better or worse, I have been one of the principal architects of New Labour and I have worked closely with Tony Blair and the team for nearly 20 years. "
" I'm a fighter, not a quitter. "
" I'm optimistic that we are actually seeing the opportunity of a generation being created in this. "
" In my experience of these things, parties which shout about dirty tricks and the like tend to do so because they fear a direct hit in some vulnerable part of their political anatomy. "
" Instead of saying that globalization is a fact, that it's inevitable, we've also got to demonstrate that while the growing interdependence of the world economy is indeed a fact, it's not uncontrollable. "
" In the space of a decade, China and India have emerged as dramatic, dynamic competitors. "
" I think Europe is going in the right direction and we shouldn't be set back. "
" It's a very good idea that we have a third term Labour government led by Tony Blair for a full term. "
" I understand why the Tories will be gunning for Alastair Campbell because they fear his campaigning skills. "
" Of course, the EU is not going to fall apart, but at best it will stagnate for the foreseeable future and we will be dealing with quite a lot of internal chaos. "
" The last thing we need is to turn in on ourselves rather than face us up to what we have to do in the world. "
" The markets don't like instability and they don't like uncertainty. "
" They want to derail peace because they want to plunge Northern Ireland back into armed conflict. "
" Too often we think we can act without explaining and take decisions without justifying them. "
" We've got to demonstrate why European unity and integration, our vast single market, our single currency, equip us with the strength to embrace globalization. "
" What is most important for Europe is economic growth and jobs, security at home and safety in the world. "
" What we have to do is reinvent the idea of Europe. "
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