Quotes of the day
“Let me be absolutely clear: we have acted because it is in our national interest to do so. It is in our national interest to prevent the further use of chemical weapons in Syria - and to uphold and defend the global consensus that these weapons should not be used.”
The Prime Minister Theresa May speaking in the House of Commons yesterday.
“It was the hardest decision I will ever make in my lifetime.”
Neville Lawrence, who has forgiven the killers of his son Stephen Lawrence.
“Since the 2016 referendum, there has been a concerted effort by many – including government – to shut down debate about Brexit and to tell us that we should simply trust ministers because Brexit is an irreversible process.”
Veteran actor Sir Patrick Stewart calling for a second referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU.
“One of the problems with Shakespeare is that you can never give him a ring.”
Actor and director Sir Kenneth Branagh.