New Labour’s community development work was all private-sector driven, consultation-tinged regeneration that was done to poor people rather than being controlled by them. I found it, on the whole, a massive waste of money.
Third Sector, 6 June 2011 
What I've learnt is when you walk into a family argument and people tell you it's about principle don't get involved. There is more to life than principles.Glasman, Maurice, Baron Glasman
One of the crucial problems we have as a party is that we have brought our leadership in from much too narrow a group. Basically Oxbridge graduates, in particular economics graduates, politics graduates, social scientists and lawyers. We need to reconnect to working-class communities, we have to reconnect to ethnic minority communities and bring up real leaders from within the people we represent.Glasman, Maurice, Baron Glasman
We show no relish for reconfiguring the relationship between the state, the market and society. The world is on the turn, yet we do not seem equal to the challenge.Glasman, Maurice, Baron Glasman