LIB DEMS IN GLASGOW: Quotes of the day

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"The nearest you'll get to a radical green policy from Labour is Peter Mandelson insisting on a nice shade of pistachio for their conference backdrop." Paddy Ashdown.

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"The summer is gone and autumn is here. The signs are unmistakable. The leaves turn, the swallows depart, the heavens open - and John Major has another relaunch." Mr Ashdown.

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"I'm not very happy about the idea of fighting the next election as bunch of killjoys going round dictating to people how they should behave." Chris Maines of Bromley opposing the scrapping of Instants scratch cards.

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"Hey, people are having fun, let's stop them." Conference Gazette summary of the scratch card-lottery cap policy.

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"The question Michael Howard asks is not 'Will this policy work?' but 'Will the faithful cheer?'." Alan Beith, home affairs spokesman, on the Home Secretary's desire to please Tory conferences.

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"You may have noticed that on Sunday I did the ITV programme, In the Psychiatrist's Chair, with Dr Anthony Clare. There you are, you see. Other party leaders just talk. But I take action." Paddy Ashdown.

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