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
Astrological signs are almost all wrong, as movement of moon and sun throws out zodiac
Professional wine tasters putting teeth at risk, study finds
NHS property sale could raise £7.5bn to help pay off its growing deficit and free up space for housing
Clocks change: how to make sure iPhone and smartphones automatically ‘spring forward’
Gay marriage, one year on: Couples mark first anniversary of same-sex marriages
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 1 Is this bridge haunted by the ghost of nu rave?
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 The day I starred in Only Fools and Horses
- 4 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
- 5 Zayn Malik quits One Direction: Hundreds of workers request compassionate leave following band member's exit
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