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My own view is that if you filled every member of the parliamentary Labour party with a truth drug and lashed them to a polygraph lie detector, very, very few of them would support foundation hospitals. ---->>>

Smoking is the now the principal avoidable cause of premature death in Britain. It hits the worst off people hardest of all. Smoking is one of the principal causes of the health gap which leads to poorer people being ill more often and dying sooner. ---->>>

It is more important for Labour to raise the reputation of politics than for the Tories, who are only in politics for the money. ---->>>

There are alternate definitions of manhood in the West. ---->>>

I am not against Muslim schools. But as I believe in integration, I think we would be better off overall if we did not have denominational schools at all. ---->>>

All businessmen are scum. ---->>>

The present system of protecting NHS patients was a bit of a shambles. ---->>>

I don't think we can go into important local elections next year... with Tony Blair as leader and expect to keep many of the councillors we've got now. ---->>>

I think I've had a very privileged life. ---->>>

If you say someone is thrilled, it implies talk of an exciting project. I'm wary of such talk. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 03-15, 1940
Occupation: Politician

Frank Gordon Dobson (born 15 March 1940) is a British Labour Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Holborn and St. Pancras from 1979 to 2015. He served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Health from 1997-1999, and was the official Labour Party candidate for Mayor of London in 2000, ultimately finishing third in the election, behind Conservative Steven Norris and the winner, Labour-turned-Independent Ken Livingstone (wikipedia)