LABOUR IN BRIGHTON: Quotes of the day

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"The Labour Party has never been a socialist party - it has socialists in it. It's just like the Church - the church has Christians in it but it isn't Christian." Tony Benn.

"All in all, he's been found guilty seven times, and he's currently in court again. Yet, shamefully this man is still out on the streets - and you know what I think about that." Jack Straw, on Michael Howard.

"It is false patriotism that claims to speak for the whole nation when for 16 years they have acted only for the privileged and the wealthy within it."

Robin Cook.

"Tony Blair's Labour government will honour the promise which Margaret Thatcher and John Major have so comprehensively failed to deliver. We shall restore harmony to our country." Jack Straw.