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Clare Short

b 15 February 1946

British Labour (later Independent Labour) politician.


I sometimes call them the people who live in the dark. Everything they do is in hiding ... Everything we do is in the light. They live in the dark.

Comparing Tony Blair's advisers with elected politicians, New Statesman, 9 August 1996


Reckless with our government; reckless with his own future, position and place in history. It's extraordinarily reckless.

On Tony Blair, BBC Radio 4, 9 March 2003


Political correctness is a concept invented by right-wing forces to defend their right to be racist, to treat women in a degrading way and to be truly vile about gay people.

Guardian, 18 Feb 1995


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