Quotes of the week

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Hitler was more generous. If you stayed married and produced children within five years you could keep part of the loan.

Patricia Morgan of the Institute of Economic Affairs on a suggestion from Peter Mandelson, Labour MP for Hartlepool, that couples should be given a pounds 5,000 interest-free loan to get married

When he sings it is with the voice of angels. When his feet move you can see God dancing.

Bob Geldof, presenting Michael Jackson with a Brits award

I'm humbled by this.

Michael Jackson, receiving it

It's wonderful reading. It's a spy story that's gone wrong.

Rupert Allason, MP (spy writer Nigel West), on the Scott report

The worst thing for children is divorce, not quarrelling parents.

Baroness Young, Conservative peer, on divorce reform