Quotes by Ken Livingstone (Politician/English).

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My political beliefs are my moral, quasi-religious framework.
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I grew up in a house with very few books.
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When I was leader of the GLC, by the time I had been in control for three years, the difference in pay between the cleaner and the director general was a four-to-one ratio. I find that attractive.
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Global warming could be solved by shifting three to four per cent of global GDP to pay for it.
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Short of being prime minister there isn't a better job in British politics than running London.
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My main income is from speaking.
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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.
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My administration will tackle these issues in consultation with the black communities of London.
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Press TV is one of the few TV channels anywhere in the West that fairly presents the Palestinian case.
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I think it's much more important to keep people in work than have pay rises.
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Well, I mean, I'm very much a pragmatic person.
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I am a socialist, a believer in rational thought and the rule of law.
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I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of that office I will have regard to any guidance with respect to ethical standards issued by the secretary of state under Section 66 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999.
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I've got people handling the media. I employ at the moment two people. No-one is paying income tax on the money they use to employ people.
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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.
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I'm more interested in politicians who deal with human rights in their own country rather than lecture the rest of the world.
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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.
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Psephology isn't a hate crime.
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The whole culture of my background was deeply Conservative.
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This life is messy.
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I've always been a workaholic. I reckon, on average, I've had less than one day a year off in my working career.
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I think I have gone through my entire public career never telling a lie. I have made mistakes but I never knowingly lied.
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I've never declined to do an interview.
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I am not against Israel, I am against Zionists.
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I grew up in Lambeth, I went to normal schools and I've grown up in a city where people say what they think.
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