Quotes of the Week

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"I share the widely-expressed fear that if the hereditary peers are abolished, reform will never come."

William Rees-Mogg, life peer

"A man who handled the most dangerous crisis

in the 20th century in the way he did deserved

an affair with Marilyn Monroe."

George Walden on President John F Kennedy's handling of the Cuban missile crisis

"History is too important to be left to historians."

Robert Harris, author

"The English approach to ideas is not to kill them, but to let them die of neglect."

Jeremy Paxman, author and broadcaster

"It would be the pinnacle of my career."

Peter Mandelson, Cabinet Minister, following reports that he may appear in EastEnders

"We will never be a really big club - we haven't got one player who's beaten up his girlfriend."

Unnamed Sheffield Wednesday director