Quotes of the Week

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"With the body count in books and on TV now risen to almost 80, Oxford has become the murder capital of the UK, and the time has come to put an end to this."

Colin Dexter, author (above), on killing off Inspector Morse

"You run the unions. We run the government."

Tony Blair, addressing the TUC

"I went all over the world. I had access to beautiful women, champagne and caviar. No, I don't regret a minute of it."

John Symonds, the former Scotland Yard detective who spied for the KGB

"There's nothing worse than being famous and skint."

Phil Daniels, actor

"That kind of says giving up to me. It's like going to bed, lying down. I can't."

Rolf Harris, entertainer, on retirement