"Tosh, piffle and concentrated codswallop. It flows from our politicians like the Ouse in flood" - Sir Bernard Ingham.
"I don't go round picking fights" - Tory leader David Cameron, whose stance on grammar schools has angered many traditional Tories and has reportedly split his Cabinet.
"I don't do waiting. If there's more than two people in the supermarket queue, I abandon my trolley and go home hungry" - Camp entertainer Julian Clary.
"I used to be New Labour but when I started making money, I started to appreciate just how good Margaret Thatcher and her policies were to me"- Soccer pundit and ex-England football star Ian Wright.
"Brave as our peers are, it is not much of an invitation to be asked to carry a hand grenade with the pin already out" - Senior Tory MP John Redwood pointing out that no member of the House of Lords is prepared so far to pilot the controversial Freedom of Information Bill through the Upper House.