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Peter Mandelson
October 21, 1953 -
Nationality: British
Category: Politician
Subcategory: British Politician

Firstly, people take for granted that the E.U. has created the biggest economic space in the world.


I'm optimistic that we are actually seeing the opportunity of a generation being created in this.


I think Europe is going in the right direction and we shouldn't be set back.


I'm a fighter, not a quitter.


In the space of a decade, China and India have emerged as dramatic, dynamic competitors.


Essentially we need a new social consensus for economic reform as New Labour has achieved in Britain.


What we have to do is reinvent the idea of Europe.


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.


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


I certainly believe that we gain through open trade and liberalisation.


They want to derail peace because they want to plunge Northern Ireland back into armed conflict.


In my experience of these things, parties which shout about dirty tricks and the like tend to do so because they fear a direct hit in some vulnerable part of their political anatomy.


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.


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.


I have moved on from being a British parliamentarian, I have moved on from being a New Labour politician, I have moved on from being the supporter in the active day-to-day sense of Tony Blair.


Europe has to address people's needs directly and reflect their priorities, not our own preoccupations.


Too often we think we can act without explaining and take decisions without justifying them.


What is most important for Europe is economic growth and jobs, security at home and safety in the world.


I believe that if you treat China as an enemy, then it is likely to become one.


We've got to demonstrate why European unity and integration, our vast single market, our single currency, equip us with the strength to embrace globalization.


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