THEY SAID IT ...

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

“You can’t con­trol what he’s go­ing to do, you can leave, you can do it, you de­serve a life with­out fear, and your chil­dren de­serve that life” - Sh­eryl Gas­coigne, for­mer wife of foot­baller Paul Gas­coigne, ad­vis­ing women to walk out on vi­o­lent part­ners. “It’s like you knock over a glass of wa­ter at your neigh­bour’s house and the wife comes down and shoots the dog” - Co­me­dian Rus­sell Brand de­scribes the re­ac­tion to the in­ci­dent when he and Jonathan ross made a ques­tion­able tele­phone call to ac­tor An­drew Sachs. “He is a good player when you see him on the TV, but when you see him on the pitch, he just keeps on in­sult­ing the ref­er­ees. He must learn to con­trol his tem­per” - south African ref­eree Jeff Sel­ogilwe, at whom Wayne Rooney swore dur­ing a preWorld Cup “good­will” match. “Doesn’t each and ev­ery one of us have a duty to help raise satire from in­ten­sive care and nurse it back to rude - very rude - health?” - Broad­caster sir David Frost warn­ing that po­lit­i­cal satire was in dan­ger of dy­ing out be­cause there were no char­ac­ters worth lam­poon­ing. “I would like to go back to the 1980s and as­sas­si­nate Thatcher” - labour MP and would-be party leader John McDonnell.

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