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I am not on an ego-trip. I am here to help people - Martin Bell, independent 'anti-sleaze' candidate in Tatton

If Martin Bell thinks being hit by shrapnel is bad, just wait until he's dealt with me over the next three weeks - Christine Hamilton, wife of Neil, the Conservative candidate for Tatton

Our society has become morally reticent, even inarticulate - Dr George Carey, the Archbishop of Canterbury

Advertising beauty products is easy. All you have to do is revile your customers by creating a disease called growing older and then provide a remedy that doesn't work - Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop

At my height, I obviously can't bring grandeur or stature to the part. I just have to be me, sort of gremlin-like - Ian Holm, actor, on his role as King Lear

Why should anyone prefer Labour margarine to Tory butter? - caller to Robin Cook of Labour on Radio 4's 'Election Call'

The middle-aged, middle-of-the-road, marginally voting society to whom all politicians are at present on their knees, has handed out a remarkably poor deal to the young - John Mortimer, writer and lawyer

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