Quotes of the day

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"For many years we were saying that we wanted to get rid of the Labour Party. Now Tony Blair is doing it for us." Malcolm Bruce, economics spokesman.

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"On Lamont's behalf I would like us to send a message to the Surbiton Conservative Association - please give Norman a job." Edward Davey, prospective candidate for Kingston and Surbiton on the former Chancellor's search for a seat.

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"They've got shiny-shoe politics, with a consultant shoe-shine boy. Don't think about an idea and have a debate. Hire a PR company, start an advertising campaign." Robert Maclennan on his political opponents.

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"Labour are performing the painful feat of holding their breath while they bite their tongues ... it cuts off the supply of oxygen to the brain." Lord Holme, election strategist.

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"The obsession with short-term tax cuts leaves many people cold. It is only that endangered species - the Tory backbencher - who behaves like a goldfish with sunstroke at the prospect." Malcolm Bruce.

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