quotes of the week

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Father is not a saint even if people want him to be. But he did die for his principles and no one can forget that. Here is a guy who could have had a comfortable life anywhere in the world, yet he chose to go to the most dangerous place.

Ken Wiwa, son of executed Nigerian campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa

These are truly scenes from hell, written on the darkest pages of history.

Bosnia war crimes indictment

The Government's determination to use the Queen's Speech to flush out Labour is the first evidence for years of planned belligerence against the real enemy instead of itself.

Sir Bernard Ingham, former press secretary to Margaret Thatcher

It might be said of the Labour leader that he stands for what people will fall for.

Norman Lamont on Tony Blair

He's been overcome by emulsion.

Paul Hooper, Tory press officer, describing the paint-splattering of party chairman Brian Mawhinney

Tacky, tacky, tacky.

BBC executive responding to planned new ITV gameshow where contestants compete to get married on TV