(14 March 2012, at the London School of Economics, on socialism in the Labour Party')

'It isn't a socialist party but it has socialism in it - I've been a socialist in the party and it is tricky but I think it's possible. You succeed in mobilising support for what you want done and you'll be popular, and then the Tories will be come along and say it's all a waste of public expenditure, because they realise themselves what a threat democracy is to their privilege.'