Quotes of the day

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - SERIAL -

You can’t look down to read the speech, you have to take the speech up, be­cause if you did your neck would break, it would fall off. So there are some dis­ad­van­tages to crowns but oth­er­wise they’re quite im­por­tant things.”

The Queen’s play­ful take on wear­ing the State Im­pe­rial Crown.

I only have to hope that the pin­stripe war­riors in the Trea­sury, who daily live in fear that the air con­di­tion­ing might mal­func­tion or that the tea trol­ley might be late, have since aban­doned such a daft sug­ges­tion.”

Tory MP and for­mer De­fence Min­is­ter Mark Fran­cois hits out at plans to re­duce Britain’s forces. “

Oprah Win­frey showed what a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date should talk like, what lan­guage and pas­sion and prin­ci­ple they should have, what rhetoric can rouse in peo­ple and how im­por­tant it is to peo­ple to feel that and get that en­cour­age­ment. That’s the voice of a leader. Whether she’s lead­ing us to the can­di­date we need or whether she is the can­di­date, she sets the bar pretty high.”

Meryl Streep, back­ing the TV star as a fu­ture US president.

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