Words of the week

Yorkshire Post - - FEATURES & COMMENT -

THEY want a peo­ple’s vote. So what was 2016 then? A pen­guins’ vote? – Pro-Brexit Tory grandee Lord Ashcroft taunts the Re­main­ers.

I AM com­pletely com­mit­ted to hav­ing a demo­cratic pub­lic vote to pre­vent the whole Brexit thing screw­ing us up for the fu­ture. – Sir Bob Geldof.

HE’S en­thu­si­as­ti­cally as­so­ci­ated him­self with groups and in­ter­ests which I would not say were the friends of the Bri­tish na­tion. – Sir Richard Dearlove, for­mer head of MI6, on Labour leader Jeremy Cor­byn.

MAR­RIAGE is like throw­ing your­self into a river when you only wanted a drink of wa­ter. – Ac­tor Sir David Ja­son.

SHE is the Doc­tor. – York­shire ac­tress Jodie Whit­taker won over view­ers within se­conds of tak­ing over as the Time Lord in Doc­tor Who.

KEEP­ING Tory dis­ci­pline is a bit

like herd­ing cats. – BBC po­lit­i­cal cor­re­spon­dent John Pien­aar on the chances of Theresa May’s Brexit plan be­com­ing law.

PEACE not paral­y­sis, you de­serve that bet­ter fu­ture, you al­ways have. – Hil­lary Clin­ton, speak­ing in North­ern Ire­land.

I HAVE great sym­pa­thy for Theresa May’s plight and I think the way she is be­ing treated by some of her col­leagues is out­ra­geous. – Sir John Ma­jor, for­mer Tory Prime Min­is­ter.

THE pace of rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion is quite dif­fer­ent to what it was a decade ago. It’s very rapid in­deed. It can be be­tween break­fast and lunch. – Baroness Man­ning­ham-Buller, a for­mer head of MI5.

IT’S time for change. – Trans­port Sec­re­tary Chris Grayling on rail re­form.

THE only thing that’s con­sis­tent for Trump is his ly­ing. – Singer Bar­bra Streisand on the Pres­i­dent of the United States.

I HAVE a per­sonal motto: I like to break one point­less rule a day. – North­ern Pow­er­house Min­is­ter Jake Berry, whose lat­est es­capade was to walk up a down es­ca­la­tor.

I’M not per­fect. – Co­me­dian Seann Walsh on his kiss with Strictly Come Danc­ing part­ner Katya Jones.

GET­TING rid of a hu­man be­ing is like re sorting to a con­tract killer to solve a prob­lem. – Pope Francis on abortion.

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