They said it . . .
“ I would like to see cool heads and a bit of calm reflection about how to deal with this problem rather than endlessly buck-passing and name-calling. It starts to become a matter of national concern if a great UK company is being continually beaten up on the international airwaves” - London Mayor Boris Johnson, on the BP oil crisis. “ There is growing concern that the President’s angry rhetoric is going over the top and risks dividing the United States and the United Kingdom” - Tory MP and former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm rifkind on the same subject.
“ A walking Smirnoff processing plant”
- Newly-unearthed and unattributed description of Boris Yeltsin, the late former russian leader.
“ Extraordinary postimperial arrogance”
- Lord Lawson, the former Tory Chancellor, on the Government’s call to developing countries to cut carbon emissions.