Quotes of the day

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"When socialists fall out, it is the Tories that rejoice. When Sheffield Wednesday supporters fall out, the Gods weep." - David Blunkett, education spokesman, disagreeing with Roy Hattersley over grant-maintained schools.

"It is not the NHS 'safe in their hands', but trying to get their hands in the NHS ... we'll prove that the gloves do fit." - Rodney Bickerstaffe, associate general secretary of Unison.

"Whilst I fully understand there is much interest in the [OJ Simpson] verdict, I would implore you not to lose sight of both the news value and of the importance to the country of Mr Blair's speech." - Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's press secretary, in a fax to the BBC on Tuesday afternoon.

"Those who didn't come up with solutions shouldn't turn on those who have." - David Blunkett, education spokesman, to Roy Hattersley.

"The public and the party owe Roy Hattersley a huge debt of gratitude. He returned us to our traditions." - Alan Simpson MP, secretary of the left-wing Campaign Group.

"The idea, so beloved of Conservative Central Office, that the 'left' is waiting to rise again should be seen for what it is - propaganda." Peter Mandelson MP.

"Those who didn't come up with solutions shouldn't turn on those who have." David Blunkett, education spokesman, to Roy Hattersley.

"I'm only here as a token left winger." - Jerry Hayes, Conservative MP for Harlow and Carlton Television broadcaster.

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