"My memories are of my dad taking me to football on Saturday mornings, and my mum taking me swimming. Those are the things I remember from my childhood, not sitting around the table debating capitalism and the profit squeeze."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."David Miliband on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."David Miliband on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."David Miliband on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."David Miliband on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."David Miliband on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The biggest opportunity in 2013 is in Africa. It has seven out of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world. In Nigeria alone there are 100 million people with mobile phones. In total, 300 million Africans - five times the population of Britain - are in the middle class."
"The problems that the world faces - from nuclear proliferation to climate change - can't be tackled by the West alone. They need a coalition of not just West and East, but they need a coalition of Christian and Jew and Muslim."
"In Britain, the centrally prescribed welfare to work system short-changes the young unemployed. Transport, housing and education are over centralised."
"Everything about my politics has been about the future."
"One of the jewels in the crown of Labour's time in office was the rescue of the National Health Service. As the Commonwealth Fund, the London School of Economics and the Nuffield Foundation have all shown, health reforms as well as additional investment were essential to improved outcomes, especially for poorer patients."
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