"I can only go one way. I've not got a reverse gear."
"I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country."
"It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose."
"Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile."
"The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes."
"Our tolerance is part of what makes Britain Britain. So conform to it, or don't come here."
(When asked by a member of Parliament why he believed so much in America)
"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in... and how many want out."