Opinion: They said it

"This is the way to destroy the credibility of your organisation."

Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik on the Fathers4Justice campaigners who threw a purple powder bomb at Tony Blair during Prime Minister's Questions

"Watch this space."

Fathers' rights campaigner David Chick, when asked if he would continue to protest after dressing up as Spiderman and spending six days atop a crane in central London

"A lot of people are reclaiming the word 'madness'."

Katie Brudenell, of Mental Health Media, defending the name of the new Culture Online project Madforarts

"Volunteering seems likely to remain the shrinking preserve of the unpaid granny."

Times columnist Alice Miles

"For Esso to launch such blatant greenwash with no change to its actions is what we've come to expect."

Cindy Baxter,of the 'Stop Esso' campaign, in response to Esso's new CSR advertising campaign

"Development NGOs underestimate the importance of money as a way out of poverty."

Wyndham James, managing director, Progreso fair-trade coffee shops

"We do not think this sort of thing is helpful to preserving and developing the competitiveness of the UK economy."

Owen Simon, transport adviser to the Confederation of British Industry, on moves by several of Britain's wealthiest people to donate money to environmental groups committed to combating government plans to expand airports and build more roads and houses.

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