The difficulty for the Government is there’s this ideological straitjacket of the market will provide, let the market rip and everything will work out… It’s back to trickle-down economics, which, it’s plain to see, have not delivered.
One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man.
I’d be happy to have regular face-to-face meetings at Downing Street with David Cameron to argue the case for alternative economic policies.
We filed a constitutional rights lawsuit on my reservation, and I had to go out and interview all these old people. And I found that many of the old people on my reservation didn’t know who was president. That kind of pointed out to me the irrelevance at times of who is in Washington.
Religion is a reassurance – in fact, that’s its only purpose.
You cannot come to a Nigerian restaurant without having pepper soup.
When you can imagine you begin to create and when you begin to create you realize that you can create a world that you prefer to live in, rather than a world that you’re suffering in.
The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
I think that looking forward it’s easy to imagine more constructive help for Haiti.
I want a society that provides decent jobs for those who can work and decent security for those can’t.