News special: The Charities Bill - Peer points

"This is like deja vu all over again" - Lord Dahrendorf, quoting US baseball player Yogi Berra

"This is an historic Bill, not only in having been mentioned in three Queen's speeches" - Baroness Pitkeathley

"At second reading and in committee on the previous Bill we spent many slow but happy hours in the Moses Room, lacking only the provision of tea at teatime" - The Lord Bishop of Southwell

"When this Bill becomes an Act, it will be held up as a model for the preparation of legislation" - Lord Smith

"I am not mad about this Bill; if it were to die a sudden death, the sector would survive" - Lord Phillips

"If we really want to make charity law easily understood, we must do better than this" - Lord Hodgson on complex financial thresholds for charity audits

"The public finds it hard to understand why organisations that charge high fees should obtain the benefits of a charity" - Lord Best.

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