Those shareholders are so linked to that company, it’s really unlikely that they’re going to suddenly go, ‘You know what, that company’s terrible, I’m going to force them to do something else’

I think I would be a thorn in the side of unfairness somewhere – an agitator. The inherent unfairness in society is something that I’ve wanted to change for as long as I can remember

I was not converted by the logic of Karl Marx. Most of us become Socialists through our hearts first, and our heads afterwards. It was certainly so with me

The present state of affairs is really a perversion of the proper working of capitalism. It is all wrong to have millionaires before you have ceased to have slums

True judgement is found … only in men of character. Judgement, indeed, presupposes character

UK, for so long a place of unchallenged ideological supremacy and material security for the rentier

We live in a world of socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor

if one wanted to start means-testing, even for billionaires, then one would have to set up a bureaucracy to start means-testing again

Until a movement can make its weight felt politically it is apt to be treated as a negligible quantity in this country. But, after all, it was educational work which was mostly wanted then

Clem as usual is the only one who comes out with his reputation enhanced – the best leader Labour ever had