Quotes of the Week

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"The difference between my generation and the current comics is that comedy was always at our expense. Now it's at somebody else's"

Eric Sykes, veteran comic

"The Labour Party has after many thirsty years had a cornucopia of luscious psephological fruit emptied over its head."

Lord Jenkins, in his report on the voting system

"Clubs are like football - a mad male disease"

Teresa Gorman MP, about the Carlton Club, which has voted against admitting women

"There is taste, even in this world, and people are getting sick of the lack of it"

Jane Russell, actress, on models in the

Wonderbra campaign

"I most emphatically will not be availing myself of this service. I will keep myself to myself, like a good Roman Catholic girl"

Ann Widdecombe MP, on the House of Commons masseuse