Quotes of the Week

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"Sexual charisma is not high among Tory leaders."

Alan Clark, Conservative MP

"You've got to have lived on Mars not to have

heard of Jeremy Beadle in this country."

Jeremy Beadle, TV entertainer

"I will eat less."

Yuri Luzhkov, the mayor of Moscow, when asked how he would deal with expected food shortages in the Russian capital this winter

"Anybody who has made a study of the

New British voter must conclude that this is

not a person to be entrusted with our savings."

Auberon Waugh, author

"I happen to like cats, and fat cats to me raise in my mind the feeling of cuddlesome warmth."

John Edmonds, trade union leader

"Northerners don't drink champagne.

It gives us ulcers."

Noel Gallagher, of Oasis