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
Charlie Charlie Challenge: everyone on the internet thinks it’s a marketing stunt, but it probably isn’t
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be
Woman jailed for making 'loud sex noises'
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
Windows 10: apps and features killed off as Microsoft reveals limits of new operating system
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Why this year's general election was the most unfair in Britain's history
- 1 Man on naked bike ride gets ejected after becoming aroused
- 4 Ann Summers survey reveals the UK's favourite sex position
- 5 Ayyan Ali: Pakistan's top model now appears in the courtroom rather than on the catwalk
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