Opinion: They said it

"If you look at the NSPCC or a CAB and the volunteers who help run them, I reckon I would find many members of my local Conservative Association." - Jacqui Lait, Conservative civil society spokeswoman

"When you have to close a service because the funding's run out, what does that say about the Government's interest in you? It says 'we don't give a shit'." - Lord Victor Adebowale, chief executive of Turning Point

"The health service is designed to process sick people rather than serve individuals." - Douglas Smallwood, chief executive, Diabetes UK

"This farm is a con - the pigs have straw, the hens and ducks are free-range. How different from the reality of the factory farm." - Kerry Burgess, communications director at Compassion in World Farming, on Five's new reality TV show

"Bono has used his celebrity status for more good than anyone who has ever used their celebrity for any cause." - Jim Leach, Republican Congressman for Iowa, on rock star and founder of the charity Data, Bono

"I'm fond of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. They are kind of the John and Paul of the global development stage." - Bono showers the platform with praise at the Labour Party Conference.

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