The Mail on Sunday

QUOTES of the week


‘We’ve got the worst Prime Minister since Anthony Eden, the worst Leader of the Opposition in the entire history of the Labour Party, and the worst Parliament since Oliver Cromwell.’ Former MP Ann Widdecombe doesn’t hold back in her criticism of the current state of politics.

‘For the last series he had something crazy like 70 night shoots… I was like, “You know what, you keep that money.” ’ Game Of Thrones actress Sophie Turner on why her co-star Kit Harington deserved to be paid more.

‘Countries only get f ined what I’d probably spend on a night out in London.’ England footballer Danny Rose urges the authoritie­s to get tougher in fighting racism inside stadiums.

‘Do you really need it? What does your boyfriend do? Doesn’t he pay for most things?’ Fiona Bruce recalls the response of her BBC boss when she asked for a pay rise early in her career.

‘Poor diet is an equal opportunit­ies killer.’ Dr Ashkan Afshin, who led a study that concluded 90,000 Britons a year die because of their unhealthy eating.

‘I love Netf lix but f*** Netflix.’ Dame Helen Mirren, who believes nothing beats going to the cinema.

‘Social media is more addictive than drugs and alcohol. Yet it’s more dangerous because it’s normalised and there are no restrictio­ns to it.’ Prince Harry warns of the dangers posed by too much screen time.

‘When I was a kid, a woman of 60 looked like a woman of 60: a wee granny perm, shapeless coat, tartan shopping bag and comfy shoes.’ Lorraine Kelly, who turns 60 herself this year, says today’s women look far better.

‘Ma’amageddon.’ Codename given to a speech written for the Queen in the event of a Cold War nuclear strike on Britain.

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