Opinion: They said it

"Finance directors are going to think 'how much do we really want to get involved with companies that are here today and gone tomorrow?'" - Tim Hunter, deputy director of fundraising at the NSPCC on the collapse of Fruitful Fundraising

"The US-backed coalition has consistently sought to co-opt humanitarian assistance to build support for its own military and political ambitions." - Kenny Gluck, MSF's operations director after the charity pulled out of Afghanistan

"When an organisation like MSF leaves, all NGOs will ask themselves whether they can continue to operate safely and effectively in Afghanistan." - Care International advocacy co-ordinator Paul O'Brien

"While Labour continues to break promises over hunting, we will be there, out in the field." - Nathan Brown, Hunt Saboteurs Association

"Yes, I'm optimistic for the future - it's because I'm Italian and eat a lot of tomatoes." - Anita Roddick reveals why she is optimistic about the future of grass-roots protest

"If politicians avoid the issue, it's not surprising that the public don't realise how serious it is." - Friends of the Earth director Tony Juniper on a BBC poll revealing that the majority of people don't regard climate change as an important issue.

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