Ken Livingstone Quotes.
I liked it when we had ugly politicians who droned on about issues.
Most politicians aren’t allowed to express themselves any more.
If Voting Changed Anything They’d Abolish It
If I was courting the Muslim vote, I wouldn’t have put establishing the partnership ceremony at the forefront of my first term, would I? I go all around London advocating lesbian and gay rights.
I would like all newspapers to become workers‘ co-operatives.
There isn’t much about my life that’s been particularly conventional.
Most people are not shocked that I am occasionally rude to journalists. They are probably amazed I don’t punch one in the face.
I’ve never declined to do an interview.
My administration will tackle these issues in consultation with the black communities of London.
I have opened newspapers and read incredible lies.
I actually think the civil service, who are the malignancy at the heart of public life, have consciously prevented, talked ministers out of, made it difficult regulatory-wise, to allow more pressure on alternative energy sources to grow.
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.
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.
I think democracy’s undermined when those who own newspapers fill them with trivia rather than real issues.
I have only ever borrowed money for investment. I have been sound money all my life.
Most people wouldn’t want to marry a politician.
If you are running a city you must focus on day-to-day problems.
I could not cherish London and not value Jewish London. The contribution of Jews to London is immense – politically, economically, culturally, intellectually, philanthropically, artistically.
Every year the international finance system kills more people than the Second World War. But at least Hitler was mad, you know.
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.
I never came into life with any favours or privileges.