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From here on it's downhill all the way.

New Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy in his acceptance speech.

In retrospect, her behaviour was intolerable. I hope none of my successors are treated in that way.

John Major on Baroness Thatcher's "backseat driving".

It was a strange and weird experience.

Astronomer Patrick Moore on the eclipse.

I don't know where he gets it from - it's not inherited.

Rosamund Brown on her son Mark, an alleged "Carnival Against Capitalism" organiser and member of the billionaire Vestey family.