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Born: 1957-07-11
Profession: Politician
Nation: Scottish
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Our task is a great one, not just because of how far we have fallen. Our task is a great one because of the challenges facing the people we seek to serve.

Tags: Far, Great, Serve

Scotland is my country, the nation that shaped me, that taught me my values. A nation whose achievements inspired and inspire me, a community whose failings drive me - drive my overwhelming desire to fight for social justice and equality.

Tags: Equality, Fight, Justice

Telling the truth, and confronting the challenge, is what politics is about.

Tags: Challenge, Politics, Truth

My Scottish Labour Party is a crusade - to fight poverty, inequality and injustice.

Tags: Fight, Injustice, Poverty

I love hard political debate and I love beating somebody on a political point but what I'm more frustrated by is the politics where you play the man not the politics.

Tags: Love, Political, Politics

Schools are not exam factories for the rat race.

Tags: Exam, Race, Schools

I got a very strong sense from my mother, in particular, that we are all equal in the sight of God.

Tags: God, Mother, Strong

I will not promise what I cannot deliver. And I will never hide the cost of what I propose.

Tags: Cannot, Hide, Promise

I've got a very deep and abiding passion about education being far more than buildings and textbooks; it's what children bring into school with them.

Tags: Children, Education, School

I've taught fifth-year Christmas leavers last thing on a Friday afternoon. Basically, if you can face that you can face anything.

Tags: Friday, Last

If I have learned one thing in life, it is never to take any man's own estimate of himself. He could very well be mistaken.

Tags: Himself, Learned, Life

It's true across the U.K. that those who had least to do with causing the economic crisis are carrying the heaviest burden. That's unacceptable.

Tags: Crisis, Economic, True

Maybe I was just born to argue with men.

Tags: Born, Maybe, Men

My biggest ambition is to bring together what happens in the real world with what politicians talk about.

Tags: Real, Talk, Together

Progressive politics is not something to be bolted on to another cause.

Tags: Another, Cause, Politics

Separation and devolution are two completely different concepts which cannot be mixed together. One is not a stop on the way to the other.

Tags: Cannot, Stop, Together

The government don't want to talk about the consequences of the choices they make. They pretend there aren't any consequences.

Tags: Choices, Government, Talk

The Scottish Labour Party, while I have breath in my body, will listen to the views of trade unionists.

Tags: Body, Listen, While

The test is can you do something, rather than have a theoretical argument - can you make a difference?

Tags: Difference, Rather, Test

We do students a great disservice by implying that one set of students is more important than another.

Tags: Another, Great, Students

We must listen and learn, show humility and seek again to talk for and to people's ambitions and concerns.

Tags: Humility, Learn, Talk

We shall seek debate without division or rancour.

Tags: Debate, Seek, Shall

We will renew our party, to rebuild our land - and we will do it by being a better Labour, real Labour, Scottish Labour.

Tags: Land, Party, Real

What I will say will not always please you, but what I say will always be honest and true and how I genuinely see it.

Tags: Honest, Please, True

While I'm leader, nothing will be off limits - there will not be one policy, one rule, one way of working which cannot be changed.

Tags: Cannot, Leader, Working

I'm pretty proud of having completed a marathon myself, so I can only imagine the pride that real athletes feel when they are picked for the Olympic or the Paralympic Games.

Tags: Pretty, Proud, Real
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My working life has always been wrapped up in doing my job to the best of my abilities and doing the best for my family. It is not a contest between the two.

Tags: Best, Family, Life
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