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" Almost certainly, my ancestors had travelled by sea from Sweden to England in search of prosperity, and the evidence suggests they left Sweden around the ninth or 10th centuries. "
" You cannot have Rwanda again because information would come out far more quickly about what is actually going on, and the public opinion would grow to the point where action would need to be taken. "
" I find it quite unusual for people to criticise me for doing what I consider to be my duty. "
" Our equality bill is specifically designed to protect religion and belief on exactly the same terms as race or gender or sexuality. "
" The British economy of the future must be built not on the shifting sands of boom and bust, but on the bedrock of prudent and wise economic management for the long term. It is only these firm foundations that we can raise Britain's underlying economic performance. "
" We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food. "
" Stability is necessary for our future economic success. "
" Take, therefore, what modern technology is capable of: the power of our moral sense allied to the power of communications and our ability to organize internationally. That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world. "
" I think it's important that people know who you are and... can ask any questions they like about you. "
" While Turing was dealt with under the law of the time, and we can't put the clock back, his treatment was of course utterly unfair, and I am pleased to have the chance to say how deeply sorry I and we all are for what happened to him. "
" If our economies are to flourish, if global poverty is to be banished, and if the wellbeing of the world's people enhanced - not just in this generation but in succeeding generations - we must make sure we take care of the natural environment and resources on which our economic activity depends. "
" I never subscribed to what you might call the neo-Conservative position that somehow, at the barrel of a gun, overnight, liberty and democracy could be conjured up. "
" When I lost the sight of my eye and faced the prospect of going blind, my sight was saved by the NHS. "
" I believe there is a moral sense and a global ethic that commands attention from people of every religion and every faith, and people of no faith. But I think what's new is that we now have the capacity to communicate instantaneously across frontiers right across the world. "
" You can drink too much tea. "
" We must understand that the British public's relationship with Europe is - and always has been, the sporting arena aside - about the benefits we can achieve in jobs, security, and quality of life from membership and how these benefits outweigh any disadvantages. "
" Britain must lead in Europe to intensify the fight against global terrorism and make our country safer. "
" Foreign policy can no longer be the province of just a few elites. "
" I had to deal with terrorist finance. And we had to, if you like, ensure that the accounts of people who were guilty of terrorist finance or using their accounts for terrorist finance were closed down. So we had to do asset freezing. "
" Our common realm is not and cannot be stripped of values - I absolutely reject the idea that religion should somehow be tolerated but not encouraged in public life. "
" I am not going to the House of Lords. Never. That's not who I am. That's not where I am. "
" Christians do not say that people should be reduced merely to what they can produce or what they can buy - that we should let the weak go under and only the strong survive. No, we say, 'Do to others what you would have them do unto you.' "
" There is nothing that you could say to me now that I could ever believe. "
" I've got a job to do. "
" The NHS cannot be privatised if that's not the will of the Scottish people, and the Scottish health service will have the funding that's necessary if that's also the will of the Scottish people. "
" Famously, I'm somewhat impatient. "
" Cowdenbeath Football Club have always been at the centre of Cowdenbeath - literally and in every aspect of community life. "
" If you take energy and climate change, you really cannot deal with the problems with energy and climate change without European co-operation at a high level. If you take digitalisation, it's an obvious area where European co-operation can actually make a difference. "
" I once wrote a book on courage and what made people courageous. I found it was a strength of belief matched by a strength of willpower. "
" Each year India and China produce four million graduates compared with just over 250,000 in Britain. "
" If you look at the question of expenditure in Iraq, you have got to start from the one fundamental truth: that every request that the military commanders made to us for equipment was answered. No request was ever turned down. "