Comment: Quotes of the Week
Saturday 06 February 1999
Esther Rantzen (above), TV presenter
"There is a limit to the things politicians should poke their noses into."
William Hague, leader of the Opposition
"We can take the challenge, although some of the younger boys, who have never seen girls before, might be surprised."
Dr Stephen Winkley, headmaster of Uppingham School which is to go fully co-educational
"Robin Cook is not a man I would be inclined to marry, either politically or, were I a woman, for love."
George Walden, former Tory minister
"I have always had a jaundiced view of the media."
Ron Davies, former Welsh Secretary
"I wonder what I did in a previous life to become Sports Minister. I must have been Vlad the Impaler."
Minister for Sport
game of thrones reviewWarning: spoilers
North London meets The Exorcist in eerie suburban drama
Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Lucy Hawking: Stephen Hawking's daughter writes impassioned open letter to Katie Hopkins about rights of disabled people
- 2 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 3 Russell Brand backs Ed Miliband: 'You gotta vote Labour'
- 4 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 5 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
In defence of liberal democracy
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils