"I take full responsibility for what happened. That's why the person who was responsible went immediately."
Gordon Brown seems to be a little muddled over the ‘smeargate' scandal involving Damian McBride.www.bbc.co.uk/news 16/04/2009
"Somebody has written that this is all for the entertainment of the emperor. I agree. What emerges from the newspapers is shameless rubbish, all in the name of power."
Silvio Berlusconi's wife, Veronica Lario is angry over her husband's alleged promotion of young female celebrities as candidates for the European Parliamentary elections.www.telegraph.co.uk 29/04/2009
"I could not believe it, in the middle of this incredibly funny, immensely topical, sharp, biting satire about all the subjects I'm interested in ... I just conked out."
Mayor Boris Johnson on falling asleep in the cinema whilst watching the film In the Loop.www.guardian.co.uk 30/04/2009
"Remember how they said Gordon Brown needed to take a break...his latest YouTube offering shows him wandering about the Downing Street garden talking to himself while grinning manically at the camera...Delusional?You decide."
Conservative MP Douglas Carswell blogs about the prime minister's recent activities on YouTubewww.talkcarswell.com/05/05/2009"My deputy has written me a note saying: ‘brevity is the soul of wit'... Without transgressing the objective of my deputy's note, which I have now worked out was telling me to shut up."
Harriet Harman, the Leader of the House of Commons, reads out a note from her Deputy Chris Bryant during Business Questions before realising it was a private note in regards to her own rambling.
"It looked like a pigsty...We had to have that whole flat deep cleaned...I'd be surprised if a Hoover had ever been switched on in that flat."
An employee at the company who managed the flat of James Purnell the Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde revealed the state the flat was left in after Purnell vacated, who claimed £1,600 in expenses for cleaning and repairs.
"Yvette Cooper...simply ranted against the Tories - which may be pleasurable and her preferred pastime - but when it came to responding to the points raised by MPs in the debate - she didn't"
Lynne Featherstone MP blogs her thoughts on Yvette Cooper's performance during the House of Commons' Budget Debate on Work and Pensionshttp://www.lynnefeatherstone.org/blog.htm 29/04/2009