"Although the Teletubbies are unquestionably the greatest proof of Britain's creative genius since Shakespeare, they do not provide role models, as William Hague is beginning to discover" - Auberon Waugh
"When the official papers are released in 30 years, we will know the truth about Humphrey the Downing Street cat. We may see a vet's bill for the humane dispatch of a cat to his moggy heaven" - Terry Major-Ball
"Why not roast cat for Christmas? It was once fashionable" - Steve Jones, Professor of Genetics at University College London, referring to an 1875 article entitled "Eating Cats at West Bromwich"
"Showbiz is full of decadence, which I enjoy" - Catherine Zeta Jones.
"We used to refer to natural disasters as acts of God. Now it is clear that we humans are at least partly responsible. We are taking a reckless gamble with the future of our planet" - Michael Meacher, environment minister