QUOTES OF THE WEEK
Sunday 10 January 1999
Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott
As far as I am concerned you can celebrate the year 2000 by blowing up the set of Coronation Street.
Historian Sir Roy Strong
The schedule wouldn't let me do a breast cancer interview, and I thought, 'What are your principles?' I had to question myself. That is the reason I left that day.
Geri Halliwell tells Michael Parkinson the real reason she wouldn't appear with the other Spice Girls on the Lottery Show, and later left the group
It is absurd that, on the day the euro starts trading, in the week the monetary policy committee is meeting, and when the Chancellor is working on a number of important initiatives for the New Year, there is such attention focused on me.
Charlie Whelan, who is quitting as Gordon Brown's press aide
The British in their pinstripes did not want to get their hands dirty while we were toiling away on the construction of the euro. Our pound is staying out, they said, with a stiff upper lip.
German tabloid Bild
To expect a single parent in a condemned flat to be more politically informed than the Deputy Prime Minister is convenient humbug.
Lord Hattersley, former Labour minister, on John Prescott's inability to remember some of Labour's promises
I would have thought that most of the inmates were pretty good at telling tales already without having someone to teach them.
John Baskerville, Norfolk county councillor on the appointment of an official storyteller at Wayland prison
Obviously, you do get one or two people in the Lords who are a bit odd, but you get nutters everywhere.
Cross-bench hereditary peeress Baroness Strange
I cannot contain my indifference.
Scotsman asked for his views on Prince Edward's engagement
Mummy, I've had an accident.
Rogue trader John Park breaks the news of the pounds 6m gamble that failed
Life & Style blogs
Who is Teresa Fidalgo? Debunking the fake ghost story that's got Instagram spooked
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Ukip's official health spokesperson: 'Honestly, I have no experience in health whatsoever'
Deliberately urinating before sex can increase risk of urinary tract infections
Doctors to trial 29-point checklist for elderly patients facing 'unavoidable' death
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness
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