"I joined the Labour party because I believed in equality, in freedom of speech and in tolerance, compassion and understanding for people, irrespective of their background and views. In whatever I decide to do in the future I will hold to those principles."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."Geoff Hoon on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."Geoff Hoon on Albert Einstein
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."Geoff Hoon on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."Geoff Hoon on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."Geoff Hoon on Abraham Lincoln
"I think anyone about to leave one job not surprisingly would use their knowledge, their experience, their skills drawn from their previous positions to try and earn a living in the future. That's what happens in all interviews."