Quotes of the Week

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"The people who brought about that incident [Thatcher's downfall] are responsible for the biggest defeat the Conservative Party has ever had. They have let the Labour Party in, and big! You won't turn that round in one election."

Margaret Thatcher

"I hope that after my Lord Chancellorship, people will say I am a people's Lord Chancellor."

Lord Irvine of Lairg

"We have certainly learned lessons from the way the Princess carried out her engagements. We have tried to incorporate a greater informality into the planning of royal events."

Palace spokesperson

"Without being rude, footballers are not the best talkers in the world."

Jimmy Hill, soccer pundit

"I've kissed the most handsome men on earth and I intend to carry on. I still have to do Leonardo DiCaprio."

Kristin Scott Thomas, actress