We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Peter Mandelson Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Instead of saying that globalization is a fact, that it’s inevitable, we’ve also got to demonstrate that while the growing interdependence of the world economy is indeed a fact, it’s not uncontrollable.
I’m optimistic that we are actually seeing the opportunity of a generation being created in this.
The markets don’t like instability and they don’t like uncertainty.
Too often we think we can act without explaining and take decisions without justifying them.
Essentially we need a new social consensus for economic reform as New Labour has achieved in Britain.
The last thing we need is to turn in on ourselves rather than face us up to what we have to do in the world.
Of course, the EU is not going to fall apart, but at best it will stagnate for the foreseeable future and we will be dealing with quite a lot of internal chaos.
Having viewed Europe as an extension and projection of itself, France now finds Europe developing a mind and identity of its own which embraces France but is not controlled by France.
For too long, decisions have been taken behind closed doors – tablets of stone have simply been past down to people without bothering to involve people, listen to their views or give them information about what we are doing and why.
I think Europe is going in the right direction and we shouldn’t be set back.
If the constitutional treaty is rejected it will be back to square one, just at a time when we want Europe to be a more effective force for good in the world, when we need to buttress ourselves against the pressures and insecurities of globalization.
Firstly, people take for granted that the E.U. has created the biggest economic space in the world.
What is most important for Europe is economic growth and jobs, security at home and safety in the world.
I hesitated, too, because for better or worse, I have been one of the principal architects of New Labour and I have worked closely with Tony Blair and the team for nearly 20 years.
I’m a fighter, not a quitter.
I do not share the half-in, half-out attitude to the EU of some in Britain. Britain’s place is in Europe.
It’s a very good idea that we have a third term Labour government led by Tony Blair for a full term.