Opinion: They Said It

"I remember feeling the flat of my mum's hand on my bum many times and I'm not traumatised. In fact, I have turned out fine."

TV presenter Anthea Turner enters the debate on smacking

"I'm sick of sitting with Tony and Gordon and hearing of grandiose schemes and guff about African scars. If they really want to get rid of the scars and give the African Commission real credibility, then they must increase aid to 0.7 per cent."

Bob Geldof, on the '0.7 per cent' campaign to increase overseas aid

"Seven million trade unionists back this campaign. Labour says it's providing twice as much as Margaret Thatcher did, but it doesn't say much to say we've doubled the size of the heart of Margaret Thatcher."

Frances O'Grady, deputy general-secretary of the TUC, on the '0.7 per cent' campaign

"I want the HER Trust to make women more aware of their health so they are better informed, not just about fertility, but about their bodies."

Actress Alex Kingston, who plays Dr Corday in ER, supporting the launch of new fertility charity the HER Trust

"I often work through the weekends and the nights to fit in my charity work."

Actress Joanna Lumley on supporting 40 charities

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