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If we took Chaucer's writings at face value,
by John Hutton

If we took Chaucer's writings at face value,
we'd have to conclude he was a complete drip.
- John Hutton

More than 50% of significant new regulations that impact
on business in the UK now emanate from the EU.
- John Hutton

Yet in order to make sure the European social model
keeps up with the pace of economic change that is now necessary,
the EU must embrace a new approach to lawmaking.
- John Hutton

But effective regulation at the European Union level
can make a massive contribution to achieving our shared
goals of improving competitiveness,
jobs and growth.
- John Hutton

 

But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself,
can adapt to the needs of its citizens,
can take their views into account.
That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency.
- John Hutton

There is no such thing as free regulation.
- John Hutton

From my time in Health I know that choice empowers people lives.
- John Hutton

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Road testing the effects of regulation on European
business must become second nature to the European Union.
- John Hutton

Some people argue that we should limit choice in favour of good local services.
My response is simple: why should we assume those two
concepts are mutually exclusive?
- John Hutton

Western Europe GDP per capita - not taking into account
the new accession counties -
was lower in 2001 relative to that of the US than any time since the 1960's.
- John Hutton

For many Europeans the next decade looks to be filled
with threats rather than opportunities.
- John Hutton

This call for a new culture is not a new idea.
- John Hutton

As Tony Blair has made clear, our fundamental challenge
is how to make Europe work better.
- John Hutton

So that we focus not on competing visions for Europe
but on what Europe can do to improve economic growth,
to give us a cleaner environment, to create more jobs,
to make us more secure.
- John Hutton

And, in the past, it has been all too easy for legislators
to load costs onto business in order to meet broader social goals.
And costs for business means costs for consumers.
- John Hutton

Primary care must never be seen simply as a set of
organisational structures.
- John Hutton

My view is that targets, properly constructed and applied
across public services have been fundamental to past
successes and will be an essential part of sustaining
progress into the future.
- John Hutton

We must seek to persuade member states and institutions
that better regulation in Europe does not mean cutting
health and safety in the workplace,
nor does it mean dismantling social standards.
- John Hutton

Advances in technology and in our understanding of
illness and disease together with an expanded workforce
and greater resources will allow us to provide more
services to a higher quality.
- John Hutton

Having decisions made not in midnight deals but in
the light of objective evidence and after consulting
those who will be affected should itself provide some
reassurance that the EU is trying to reform itself.
- John Hutton

At the heart of these challenges lies the question
of how the institutions of the European Union make laws,
the types of laws they pass and the effectiveness with
which those laws are implemented on civil society and the economy.
- John Hutton

The Civil Service is a vital economic asset to the UK -
firstly,
in the way it creates a framework for excellence in
service delivery and secondly,
in how it helps organise the best way to deliver modern
public services on which both businesses and individuals depend.
- John Hutton

It is also right that we continue to consult with front
line workers and the public to ensure that targets
are reasonable and achievable,
that measurement regimes are proportionate and that
the targets take full account of the other reforms that are under way.
- John Hutton

But we can turn challenges into opportunities if we
look outwards to the realities of the global economy
and modernise our internal institutions in ways that
will equip Europe to meet that challenge and create
confidence amongst the public.
- John Hutton

The challenge to our national economies and the collective
economy of Europe will become -
with the growth of China and the continuing productivity growth of the US -
even more intense in the decades to come.
- John Hutton

But let no one be under any doubt that the scale of
the challenge that Europe faces in this emerging global
economy is immense and the practical pace of our collective
action to meet these challenge to date has just been too slow.
- John Hutton

Our aim, during our Presidency in the next six months
will be to lead this challenge,
to show that Europe can function in a mature and responsible way,
to start delivering tangible results that show we are
taking people's concerns seriously.
- John Hutton

Here in the UK the government has decided to accept
the recommendations of the Better Regulation Task Force
to measure and make targeted reductions in the administrative costs -
the red tape costs -
that regulations impose on business.
- John Hutton

Greater personal choice, individually tailored services,
stronger local accountability, greater efficiency -
these are all central to the new direction of travel
we have set for our public services.
- John Hutton

For too long nurses have been undervalued,
restricted in what they could do, with too few career
opportunities in clinical practice.
For far too long, nurses have endured a pay system
that has held them back -
both professionally as well as financially.
- John Hutton

Our objective must therefore be to ensure EU better
regulation contributes towards delivering a modern
European Union which relentlessly focuses on building
a dynamic and innovative economy equipped to meet the
challenges of the 21st century.
- John Hutton

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us -
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That's why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like -
according to your point of view.
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
- Sheri Rosenthal

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ...
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost

I took some time out for life.
- James L. Brooks

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

I washed a sock.
Then I put it in the dryer.
When I took it out, it was gone.
- Rod Schmidt

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences...
I'm human, not perfect, like anybody else.
- Queen Latifah

My mother and I took over abandoned buildings to sleep in.
- Mark Webber

It's actually pretty complex, because there's two levels
of reality in the narrative.
One is what really took place, and the other is Spider's
poisoned version of what took place.
- Gabriel Byrne

The president took the advice of my East Texas grandmother:
If you can skin a cat without getting the room all bloody,
why not do it that way?
- Richard Land

I've always said it took me 20 years to find out how
to write a song in 20 minutes.
- Bart Howard

That's why I never took this business too seriously,
thinking I was something special, when I knew the truly
great performers in motion pictures.
pictures.
- Robert Stack

In my second year in graduate school,
I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.
- Ted Nelson

Yes, I took up the guitar when I was about 14 or 15,
in high school.
- Beau Bridges

I smuggled the camera, it was no problem to smuggle the camera there.
And I took 60 photos, two films, during the time when
there was no one in the control room,
in the building.
- Mordechai Vanunu

I looked for a very long time, knowing that it had to happen,
but it took me a long time to find someone with the
same background and whatnot and I finally found him.
- Alton Brown

It took me fifty years to deal with the Holocaust at all.
And I did it in a literary way.
- Leonard Baskin

It took some time to gather the research and develop it into the storyline,
and to finally finish an origin myth poem that I had
been working on for twenty years.
- Jean M. Auel

I thought the '60s was the most exciting time and the most vital music,
and we were really together as one mind then.
Then afterwards, the songs and the bad drugs,
that took its toll.
- Mickey Hart

Count no day lost in which you waited your turn,
took only your share and sought advantage over no one.
- Robert Brault

When I took office, only high energy physicists
had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web...
Now even my cat has its own page.
- William J. Clinton

Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries.
They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take
are calculated on the basis of the courage it took
to become replete with knowledge.
- William Hurt

Sea Hunt was the first time anyone tackled a show that took place underwater.
The stories were sort of exciting for kids,
like cops and robbers underwater.
- Lloyd Bridges

He took over anger to intimidate subordinates,
and in time anger took over him.
- Milan Kundera

Baseball people, and that includes myself,
are slow to change and accept new ideas.
I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms.
- Branch Rickey

I took that time off - I knew it was messing me up,
not being connected to a spiritual plane.
- Rick Springfield

I took it personal.
I got slammed quite a bit.
- Steve Carlton

My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took
her out in the lake and threw her off the boat.
I said, 'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim.'
- Paula Poundstone

After I'd hit a home run and took my position in the field,
the fans in the bleachers began throwing packages of tobacco at me.
I stuffed them in my pocket.
- Hank Sauer

Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength.
So I tried to be a man.
I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.
- Agnes Smedley

I took a plane from New York City to Los Angeles for an audition.
I met all the people.
After that, I was told to have another audition,
but I didn't want to go there again.
- Ed O'Neill

I was doing illustration work, and the cartooning slowly took over.
- Max Cannon

You know, there are a lot of would-be governors of
Texas sitting around today who never took the opportunity
to get into a race when the time was right.
- Laura Bush

After taking temporary charge last season he took us
from looking down at the fringes of another relegation scrap,
to within a kick of getting into Europe.
- Robbie Fowler

I took all the philosophy courses I could.
- Judd Nelson

During my service in the United States Congress,
I took the initiative in creating the Internet.
- Al Gore


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