Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Quotes of the Day

"As for talking on a mobile phone, I could no more do this while driving than I could split the atom while changing a nappy" - Tory MP Michael Gove.

"The river of lies" - What staff call the water feature in the reception area of the Home Office.

"I can't imagine being addicted to a noise - except, obviously, the sound of my voice" - TV political pundit Andrew Marr.

"The scavengers of Branscombe beach reminded me of those in Baghdad after the fall of Saddam, and my reaction was just the same - disgust" - Alan Cox, of Swanage, Dorset, in a letter to The Daily Telegraph.

"The Government has now become like the ship stranded off the Devon coast - it's washed up, it's broken up and they are just scrabbling over the wreckage" - Tory leader David Cameron during Commons exchanges with the Prime Minister.

"For us to set an arbitrary timetable ... simply saying we will pull British troops out in October come what may, would send the most disastrous signal to the people we are fighting in Iraq" - Prime Minister Tony Blair.

"It is sad that he prefers the mentality of the bunker to the open thinking of debate." - shadow foreign secretary William Hague criticises Mr Blair for not attending the Iraq debate.

"What could be more important than that the Prime Minister should be here to debate the issue of Iraq at a time when British forces are at risk every day in respect of their lives. Isn't that the kind of leadership we are entitled to?" - Sir Menzies Campbell.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cameron has obviously had a 'bad analogy day':

"The Government has now become like the ship stranded off the Devon coast - it's washed up, it's broken up and they are just scrabbling over the wreckage.

The people scrambling over the wreckage are trying to hold things together. Why did Cameron omit reference to the filthy oily leals spewing out at regular intervals?

More important, if Labour are scrabbling over the containers on the deck of the stranded ship, presumably the Tories are the lot on the beach picking up the contents of the Labour ship's manifesto and now claiming it (illegally says Mr Heffer!) as now being their own?

Anonymous said...

Here's one you missed from North of the Border:

"We fully understand why the Government does not at this stage wish to rush forward with amending legislation but the fact remains that the Scottish parliamentary election in May 2007 will take place in a manner which is not Convention compliant".

The full story can be found here http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

wouldnt this be one for mr copperfield

Charlotte Corday said...

I surprised we haven't seen Cherie on the beach with her fellow scavengers from "somewhere up North."

Trumpeter Lanfried said...

I can't believe Blair copped out of the Iraq debate. Couldn't face his own backbenchers, I guess. Shows complete comtempt for Parliament.

Philipa said...

Michael Gove is fab.

Anonymous said...

"As for talking on a mobile phone, I could no more do this while driving than I could split the atom while changing a nappy" - Tory MP Michael Gove.

Men never could multi task.