Opinion: They said it

"There's no point in a law that confirms what's already happening."

Sally Keeble MP, on the 'new' charitable purposes in the Charities Bill

"More debt relief will achieve little if it continues to be tied to conditions that further impoverish the poor."

Mark Curtis, WDM director, after the G8 summit ended (see p14)

"The Government is more bothered by the visibility of homelessness than the reality."

Rev Ken Leech, retiring founder of Centrepoint

"He's done a clever job by expressing his concern while not pledging to do anything about it."

Bryony Worthington, Friends of the Earth climate campaigner, on comments by Shell chairman Ron Oxburgh that climate change worries him deeply

"I'd like to dedicate this award to all the children whose images are still on the internet - we are doing our best to try and find you."

Tink Palmer, Barnardo's principal policy officer, at the Charity Awards 2004.

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