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They (the IRA) have done enough damage and broken enough hearts and it's time they grew up and faced their punishment - Wilf Ball, whose three-year-old son, Johnathan, was killed in the Warrington bomb atrocity

He could be an impudent little pup, but he was a great lad, a good kid. The IRA . . . I have no words for them at all - Colin Parry, whose 12-year-old son, Tim, was fatally injured in the bombing

VAT is not being applied to fuel because the Chancellor has gone green. It is being applied because the Government's books have gone into the red - Robin Cook, Labour's spokesman on trade

I will stick to the facts and statistics. The poetry can come later - Norman Lamont, when asked about the green shoots of recovery

Yeltsin is pursuing lunatic Thatcherite economics in a way which Mrs Thatcher herself didn't even dare - Ken Livingstone

Nobody has ever made any money by betting against Hong Kong - Chris Patten

Hillary Clinton is advertising that a woman can publicly display an intellect superior to her husband's and still remain happily married. That is a landmark - Lord Deedes

I just feel that life is a permanent search to find out who you are, so the easy way out is to be somebody else - Maggie Smith, on acting

She looked too small to be the Queen - Michael Fagan, on Radio 4's 'Famous for 15 Minutes' programme, describing his reaction when he broke into the Queen's bedroom at Buckingham Palace in 1982