"You know, when I was born in 1925, women were not allowed to vote til they were 30. Men were so arrogant they patted the women on the head and said, you're not quite mature enough til you're 30, and women didn't get the vote because men woke up one moning and said we've been a bit unfair to the wife?! The Suffragetes chained themselves to the railings, one of them in the House of Commons, they were arrested, they were convicted, they went to prison, they went on hunger strike, they were forcibly fed, and in such a row that women got the vote but it all came out of the detemination of people to be properly represented and the Labour Party emerged from all that because when their trade unions had been established and the vote was there then working men and women said now we want to be represented in parliament, and Keir Hardie, one of the early Labour members of parliament, said the Labour representation committee is Labour's answer to the federation of masters and trusts, and that's where my convictions are about. People speak, if you hold the views I hold, as if you were a rebel. I'm not. I'm a traditionalist. But of a different tradition. Not the tradition of bowing and scraping to somebody better than yourself but the tradition of fighting for human rights and democracy and freedom and internationalism.