Quotes of the day
I was blissfully reading my paper and listening to a podcast and suddenly the whole world charged past me down the platform, down the Tube. I saw crying women, there was lots of shouting and screaming, there was a bit of a crush on the stairs going down to the streets. Some people got pushed over and trampled on, I saw two women being treated by ambulance crews.” Richard Aylmer-Hall, a media technology consultant, a passenger on the London Tube train hit by a terrorist explosion. “
During the last general election a teacher told the class of my 13-year-old boy that nobody should talk to him because he’s the son of a Conservative MP.”
Tory back-bencher Bob Stewart. “
When you’re dealing with something like the loss of a child it’s pretty distressing, I won’t lie. It was a very unpleasant place to go to.”
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch on his role as a parent who loses a child in a new BBC drama.
Nothing is too toxic for Parliament to consider.”
Commons Speaker John Bercow.