It wasn't easy, watching wives and kids taken away from their men. Perhaps we could have done more, but many of us would be dead - Dutch corporal, member of the UN Srebrenica peace-keeping force

I must apologise. We have a slight problem. We have struck a sandbank - captain's announcement on the Stena Challenger

Tesco need not apply, nor need golf clubs or hotels or anyone like that - Michael Portillo on the sale of the 17th-century Grade I listed Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Nobody should assume that tax cuts are safely in the bag - Kenneth Clarke, Chancellor of the Exchequer

Avoid using a bath or a shower. If people do this it will have a substantial impact on demand - Trevor Newton, chief executive of Yorkshire Water

The best way of investing for anybody is still the building society - Alf Rubin, legendary tipster, celebrating 60 years as Cayton of the `Morning Star'