“There's never been a better time to capitalise on the opportunity of the Olympics and Paralympics and if we don't take the opportunity now it will be a chance wasted.”
Tim Lamb, chief executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance 18/12/2012
I'm delighted by the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. They will make wonderful parents.
David Cameron congratulates the young Royal couple 03/12/2012
We do not believe in quotas. They would not only be undesirable, they would be illegal. There is legal protection for the autonomy of universities in running their own admission arrangements.
David Willetts 17/02/2011
Universities minister David Willetts in the Commons today, commenting on plans announced by Nick Clegg and Vince Cable last week to set quotas for the number of poor students to be admitted by universities.
He 'broke' the vacuum cleaner the first time he was asked to use it - a well-worn male tactic
Fiona Millar 02/03/2010
Alastair Campbell's partner Fiona Millar exposes the former No 10 comms chief as being useless at housework
Category: Men & Chauvenism
It was a relief to see that Gerry's search for Jesus didn't result in a meeting of minds after all. Indeed it was all strangely detached, even a little wistful. Thankfully we were spared a wander round the Holy Land looking for Jesus the revolutionary, some parallels about blood sacrifice, a Christian justification for the IRA campaign.
Slugger O'Toole 20/02/2010
On Gerry Adams's performance on Channel 4 show 'The Bible: A History'
Let our object be our country, our whole country and nothing but our country.
Daniel Webster 1825
Chris Smith is openly gay and I think Peter Mandelson is certainly gay.
Outing Mandelson to an open mouthed Jeremy Paxman
I will say what I want to say. I had some homosexual experiences as a young person.
We used to have a pint at every stop, and we used to have about ten stops in a day.
Recalling his day's as a brewery driver's mate.
Category: Alcohol & Drinking
Aristrocracy is like cheese. The older it is the higher it becomes.
David Lloyd George 12/1910
If people have to choose between freedom and sandwiches they will take sandwiches.
Is it not a fact that the weapon in the armoury of the iRA is capital punishment?
Reverend Ian Paisley 17/12/1990
We hear war called murder. It is not. It is suicide.
Ramsay MacDonald 1930
I am the first male member of my family for about three generations who can have reasonable confidence in expecting that I will leave this earth with more or less the same number of fingers, hands, legs, toes and eyes as I had when I was born.
The best work in the world was always done by members of the aristocracy.
Personally I do not believe in the likelihood of Persian oil deposits being worked at profit.
A Society in which the people's wants do not exceed their possessions is not a Socialist society.
I can't legislate to change human nature.
John Major 20/06/1992
Category: Morals & Morality
Man's material discoveries have outpaced his moral progress.
Clement Attlee 09/11/1945