Opinion: They Said It

"And you have my guarantee that none of the money raised by voting in tonight's show will go to charity."

Jonathan Ross presenting the final of Britain's Best Sitcom

"Although many people have undoubtedly been helped by these drugs, this survey is a clear indication of society's misplaced belief in anti-depressants as some sort of universal panacea."

Richard Brook, chief executive of Mind, on a survey commissioned by Norwich Union Healthcare into GPs' prescribing of antidepressants

"The Government's failure to take action means we have a treatment rate for photodynamic therapy on a par with the Lebanon."

RNIB spokesman Steve Winyard on the revelation that age-related macular degeneration contributes to more than 100 people going blind in the UK each week

"Prisoners have lost the moral authority to vote."

A spokesman for Prime Minister Tony Blair after the European Court of Justice ruling that forbidding inmates from voting was a breach of their human rights

"We are sorry to hear of Beverley Hughes' resignation. Although we sometimes disagreed on approach, we feel she shared our commitment to having a system that helps refugees in fear of their lives and deals effectively with those who have been fairly rejected."

Maeve Sherlock, chief executive of the Refugee Council, responding to the immigration minister's resignation.

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