Opinion: They said it

"If the climate-change programme fails to make significant cuts in UK greenhouse gas emissions, Blair's ability to persuade other countries to take the issue seriously will be totally undermined." - Tony Juniper, director of Friends of the Earth

"We need to make sure that today's children of prisoners don't end up as tomorrow's offenders." - Cherie Blair, on the Prison Reform Trust's latest report

"It's no longer about charity - it's about justice." - Bono explains how the struggle against world poverty has changed since the original Band Aid single was recorded

"This Do They Know it's Christmas? rubbish is racist. Who wants to know it's Christmas? We have our own festivals." - Kofi Mawuli Klu , joint co-ordinator of Rendezvous for Victory, which campaigns for recognition of slavery's lasting impact

"People use charities these days as a career move. I'm not saying everyone should be self-sacrificing, but they've not got the values you would hope they'd have." - Hilary Blume of the Charities Advisory Trust accuses charities of losing sight of their beneficiaries

"Maybe we need to jettison the very concept of charity for people with disabilities." - Jane Muir in The Guardian on the frustrations of bringing up a child with disabilities.

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