Top 45 Labour Quotes

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“I’m more socialist certainly than New Labour – I’m very old Labour, really.”

― Alan Bennett

“All labour is directed towards producing some effect.”

― Alfred Marshall

“Under Mr. Corbyn, Labour are a shambles.”

― Amber Rudd

“India does not encourage – India has forbidden – child labour. We are a rule-based and rule-governed country.”

― Anand Sharma

“I want a credible, strong Labour Party.”

― Anna Soubry

“As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour.”

― Anthony Trollope

“Labour reforms are not anti-worker.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“Costs of manufactured articles importantly depend on the cost of raw materials as well as labour.”

― Charles E. Wilson

“The prices of raw materials do not fluctuate directly with the labour cost of producing them.”

― Charles E. Wilson

“We need dynamic and thriving businesses and a skilled and adaptable labour force to produce competitiveness and prosperity.”

― David Blunkett

“But a rise in the wages of labour would not equally affect commodities produced with machinery quickly consumed, and commodities produced with machinery slowly consumed.”

― David Ricardo

“If the quantity of labour realized in commodities, regulate their exchangeable value, every increase of the quantity of labour must augment the value of that commodity on which it is exercised, as every diminution must lower it.”

― David Ricardo

“Abortion is an issue of conscience for the Labour party.”

― Diane Abbott

“The style of politics that Damian McBride represents has been discredited, and Labour has moved on.”

― Douglas Alexander

“Economists of a classical bent lay a large part of the decline of employment, and thus lagging output, to a contraction of labour supply.”

― Edmund Phelps

“What we need is much more flexibility for the labour markets.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“The problem we have is not Labour, in however it is configured.”

― Francis Maude

“It is rather hard to be accused of shiftlessness and idleness when the accuser closes the avenue of labour and industrial pursuits to us.”

― George H. White

“Twentieth-century welfare state capitalism was historically unique in that national income was split between wages and profits, labour and capital.”

― Guy Standing

“People want to work, but they don’t want to necessarily want to do labour.”

― Guy Standing

“Capital is taxed much less than labour; subsidies going to capital, the rich, and middle-income earners greatly exceed the benefits going to the precariat and underclass.”

― Guy Standing

“Workfare will merely accentuate the growth of the low-paying, insecure labour market.”

― Guy Standing

“The Parliamentary Labour Party is a crucial and very important part of the Labour party, but it is not the entirety of the Labour Party.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“I was a member of the young liberals, the young conservatives, and young Labour, according to who gave the best parties.”

― Joanna Coles

“And if we must educate our poets and artists in science, we must educate our masters, labour and capital, in art.”

― John B. S. Haldane

“We have an extreme rightwing government in this country, although it’s called the Labour government.”

― John Pilger

“Labour and land are always politically sensitive.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“A Labour party is not a debating club, it is a party of action.”

― Karl Radek

“I think there’s not much patience for organized labour, period, public or private sector.”

― Kathleen Wynne

“Corbyn has reignited Labour.”

― Katie Hopkins

“I’m honoured to have been selected to be the Labour candidate for Manchester Central.”

― Lucy Powell

“The choice between a Labour government and a Tory one is sharpening minds.”

― Lucy Powell

“In Scotland, the indication is that for the Westminster elections at least, Labour voters are satisfied with their government.”

― Lucy Powell

“In 1997, the Labour government set out to strengthen funding for the arts – and achieved it.”

― Melvyn Bragg

“I’m a Labour party supporter, but I’m also a democrat.”

― Melvyn Bragg

“The fact is Scottish Labour has lost its way.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“It’s a very good idea that we have a third term Labour government led by Tony Blair for a full term.”

― Peter Mandelson

“It took a generation for companies to recognise their responsibilities in terms of labour practices and another generation for them to recognise their environmental obligations.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“Labour is at its best when it remembers its moral fury.”

― Robert Webb

“Jeremy Corbyn is a principled Labour man.”

― Sadiq Khan

“Labour has to be a big tent that appeals to everyone – not just its activists.”

― Sadiq Khan

“Labour is not a commodity.”

― Sharan Burrow

“When I was 17, I rewrote the songs for a musicalized version of ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost.’”

― Tim Minchin

“What people should understand is that I adore the Labour party.”

― Tony Blair

“The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough?”

― William Morris
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