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
Alexander McQueen at auction: What makes a really great piece of fashion?
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
No female ejaculation, please, we’re British: a history of porn and censorship
Stressed nurses are 'forced to choose between health of patients and their own'
Pornhub: Kim Kardashian's sex tape is the most-watched porn video of all-time
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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