Words of the week
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.