"We must be whiter than white, purer than pure"

This quote, taken from the finale of Jeremiah's impassioned speech to the Brotherhood, is a direct echo of Tony Blair's famous 'purer than pure' speech which he made to his Cabinet in 1998:

"We do, as a new Government, have to be extremely careful after 18 years in opposition. A lot of people who worked for us, they then go on and work for the lobby firms. I think we have to be very careful with people fluttering around the new Government, trying to make all sorts of claims of influence, that we are purer than pure, that people understand that we will not have any truck with anything that is improper in any shape or form at all."

Blair's speech is often misremembered as him saying 'whiter than white'.