Election `97: QUOTES OF THE DAY

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I don't think they're xenophobic. I don't think they all hate foreigners; I hope none of them hate foreigners.

- Kenneth Clarke on the Conservative Party

We would send both Labour and the Conservatives a bunch of dried flowers - whilst decorative, they have no substance or life to them - `Your Garden' magazine, asking the Liberal Democrats what flowers they would send the other parties

The Conservatives are in near panic this morning because we are telling the truth about this

- shadow Chancellor Gordon Brown on pensions

The public has been fed a diet of Euro-myth and Euro-fear, so when the time comes to decide, who will blame them for voting against closer relations with our neighbours?

- Church of England newspaper