'The Christian Democrats of every country in the EU watch people like Michael Portillo the way children look at their first giraffe, though I don't think they have the urge to stroke him' - Robert Maclennan on assuming the party presidency.
'He (Tony Blair) is talking fine words . . . Paddy used them three years ago, so I know they're fine words' - Liz Lynne, staunchly anti-Labour MP for Rochdale.
'It is a wrong, inflicted on all the people of all the 12 member states of the European Union, when the British electoral system falsifies the democratic voice of Europe' - Gijs de Vries, leader of the Liberal Democratic and Reform Group in the European Parliament.Reuse content