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The idea behind regional government is to create a new loyalty to Europe while eroding an old loyalty to Britain.

Shadow Cabinet minister John Redwood

A nation which is obsessed by the picture on its bank-notes rather than concerned about those bank-notes retaining their value, is a nation which is living in the past.

Labour peer Lord Hattersley

I have an incredible body and it would be blasphemy to pump it with chemicals.

Alan Clark, MP, on treatment for his brain tumour

Parliament's role is like that of the Mothers' Union in the governance of the Church of England, and our debates about as relevant. We are there to be used, abused, or ignored. It's a dog's life.

Labour MP Austin Mitchell

That's all we need - another President.

Young woman canvassed by US candidate Lamar Alexander