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
Kylie Jenner challenge: Bizarre lip suction device inspired by Kardashian sister goes viral
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Coachella Festival 2015: from Kendall Jenner to Alexa Chung, stars and festival-goers parade their boho best
What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
$375 'peasant dress' enrages the internet
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 1 Kylie Jenner challenge: Bizarre lip suction device inspired by Kardashian sister goes viral
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 4 Bruce Forsyth backs assisted dying campaign: 'If I had Alzheimer's or dementia I would do something about it'
- 5 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'
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