quotes of the week

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What is happening to the world I know? Prostitutes? In Godalming? I can't believe it.

Sir Ronald Millar, playwright, political speechwriter, and Old Carthusian on Peter Hobson, disgraced headmaster of Charterhouse

Without tolerance the foundation for democracy and respect for human rights cannot be strengthened and the achievement of peace will remain elusive.

Burma's Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in a recorded speech smuggled out of Burma and broadcast to the women's forum in China

South Africa could say: "Look, here are people of different races, different cultures, different religious affiliations, coming together and seeking to be one nation, when everything has conspired to separate them."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Good spin doctors will win or lose the next election depending on how they handle their particular puppets. There is still time for either side.

Michael Shea, former press secretary to the Queen

A 54-year-old man from Chewton Mendip has been arrested in connection with allegations of threatening to kill of a domestic nature.

Avon and Somerset Police on the detention of the 13th Earl Waldegrave