quotes of the week

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Government policy must not be put at the mercy of millionaires who play with British politics as a hobby or to boost newspaper sales.

Douglas Hurd, former Foreign Secretary, on Sir James Goldsmith's anti- Europe crusade

We must change the law or change the judges.

Peter Butler, member of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, after the Appeal Court ruled that it was unlawful for an illegal immigrant to be evicted from his council flat

It's like I've won the World Cup all over again. I'm thrilled to bits that I've finally got it.

Geoff Hurst, reunited with the 1966 World Cup Final football

William Wallace [13th century hero depicted in the film Braveheart] was a heroic failure. Bruce was a spectacular success. It is Wallace who is in fashion today.

Michael Forsyth, Secretary of State for Scotland