n "Nobody has given in to the French" - Agriculture Minister Nick Brown after conceding that there will have to be further talks with the French before they lift the beef ban.
Today, BBC Radio 4, 1 Nov
n "It is better to face problems and deal with them than bury your head in the sand and hope they'll go away" - Railtrack chief executive Gerald Corbett on his company's record-breaking profits of pounds 236m.
The Times, 5 Nov
n "Microsoft competes vigorously and fairly" - Microsoft chairman Bill Gates after a US Federal judge declared the corporation a monopoly.
New York Times, 6 Nov
n "For the American people, the relevant question isn't how many names of foreign leaders a candidate knows, but whether he has the strategic vision for America's role in the world" - Karen P Hughes, spokeswoman for George W Bush, after a reporter asked the Texas governor to name the leaders of Taiwan, India, Chechnya, and Pakistan. He referred to Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui as "Lee" and was unable to identify Atal Behari Vajpayee, Aslan Maskhadov, or Gen Pervaiz Musharraf.
New York Times, 5 Nov
Today presenter John Humphrys: "Isn't it the case that the Labour leadership is actually campaigning for Frank Dobson?"
Nick Raynsford, Dobson's campaign manager: "The Dobson campaign is campaigning for Frank Dobson."
Today, BBC Radio 4, 6 Nov
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