Quotes of the Week

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The mixture of French elan and British pragmatism, when united in a common cause, has proved a highly successful combination.

The Queen (speaking in French), having made the inaugural journey through the Channel Tunnel.

In a year or two the journey you have both just made will be an

every-day experience for millions of people.

Sir Alastair Morton, Eurotunnel co-chairman, to the Queen and President Mitterrand.

I am very impressed. It is very good, there is no sensation of movement.

John Major, alighting from the train.

You get the feeling modern Europe ends here.

France 2 television, emerging from the tunnel on to British Rail lines.

It's the end of British insularity.

'Le Figaro', French daily.

The people of Folkestone still wonder what they are going to get out of it all.

Jeremy Wells, editor of 'Folkestone Herald'.