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It is now clear that John Major is a junkie hooked on Tory Central Office lies - Jack Cunningham, shadow Foreign Secretary, on the Conservatives' European election manifesto

Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous. I have no desire to make my own toxins - Neil Kinnock, reflecting on his political misfortunes

It is one of the tragedies of our time to see women making a nuisance of themselves as welfare officers when they could be employed as nursery maids - Auberon Waugh

It is our ambition to see the 16-year-old school leaver as rare as the dodo by the year 2000 - John Patten, Education Secretary, on the Competitiveness White Paper

When is Lloyd's going to accept that theirs has been a society of overpaid incompetents and cunning, greedy men who make double-glazing and timeshare salesmen look like amateurs? - Sally Noel, a Lloyd's name, who is facing a bill for pounds 262,000

Democracy these days does not come very cheap - John Edmonds, GMB general secretary

Apparently I used to be a fan of Neighbours and Home and Away, but now I can't understand what I ever saw in them - Paul Buckler, 19, who lost his memory after being mugged

Many actors come off and say, 'It's a bloody awful audience'. But a bloody awful audience has never existed. It is possibly a very bad performance - Robert Stephens