Saturday 28 June 1997
I felt like one of those doctors in a soap opera on American television, where I was watching the monitoring of a patient's heart and I knew the patient was dead - Norman Lamont, former Chancellor, describing his feelings on Black Wednesday
If you are so focused on tennis, other parts of your brain must die. I was just too normal. I wanted to have girlfriends and get drunk - Mark Moreso, a one-time would-be tennis champion, who regularly beat Tim Henman but pulled out of the circuit
Motherhood as fulfilment for women is the last sacred cow and it's about time it was whacked on the barbie - Kathy Lette, Australian novelist
Physical perfection is now elevated to an importance once reserved for eternal salvation of the soul. A society which worships perfection of form instead of inner goodness is itself ugly and disfigured - Ann Widdecombe, Tory MP
In 33 years and more membership of the Labour Party, I have never experienced the kind of intolerance I have felt in recent months - Llew Smith, Welsh MP at the centre of a disciplinary row over Labour's devolution policy
Life & Style blogs
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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