THEY SAID WHAT?
“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 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, above, on his role as a parent who loses a child in a new BBC drama
“I tend to work in a way that when a director calls ‘cut’ that’s the end of that, I don’t take things home with me. It was actually totally jovial and lovely on set, considering.” – Actress Kelly Macdonald who plays the grieving mother in the same drama
“These Cologne fans are a disgrace. Nazi salutes. Peeing in doorsteps. My European solidarity being tested.” – Arsenal supporter and ITV political editor Robert Peston on the crowd at the Emirates Stadium
“Are we losing our irony? I don’t really care. I am sure he’s right because he’s brainier than me. Or maybe I’m being ironic.” – Comedian Harry Enfield on fellow comic Jack Dee’s claim that Britons are losing their sense of irony.