Catherine Ashton

Catherine Ashton

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Author Profession: British Politician
Born: March 20, 1956
Age: 60 years old
Birth Sign: Pisces

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Judge me on what I do and I think you will be pleased and proud of me.

I look for the consensus because the consensus drives the policy into new places.

In the EU you have half a billion people who share a common belief in democracy, in rights, in the kind of economic life we want.

In foreign policy, there are times when speaking with one voice - and it doesn't have to be mine - allows us to engage better on issues, and enables us to do things more effectively.

Am I an ego on legs? No I am not. Do I want to be seen out there all the time saying everything? No, I don't.

I am proud of the fact that women have been recognised as being as capable, as able to do the senior jobs in Europe as any man.

I was the first woman British commissioner, the first woman trade commissioner, so I am also proud to be the first woman High Representative.

I'm not interested in the limelight.

Foreign policy is about trying to deliver for them the best possible economic benefits, the chance to travel, to study, to work, the opportunity through trade to be able to sell their goods and services and as much peace and security so they can live and bring their kids up so they don't have to fear war.

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about. Sophia Loren

I have always loved cashmere and knitwear is the first thing I'm drawn to when shopping - even if I don't need any. Claudia Schiffer

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