Opinion: They said it

"Our overriding desire has been to revive our full grant-giving and championing of humanitarian causes. Now we can. We believe that is the best way of honouring the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales."

Andrew Purkis, chief executive, Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund

"The Scottish Executive has waved two fingers at the people of Scotland who want restrictions but not a total ban."

Simon Clark, Forest director, on the Scottish Parliament's decision to ban smoking in public places

"If you restrict people's legal right to protest, you're corralling them down a road to illegal action. And for those that do commit illegal acts, the least of their worries is breaching an injunction."

Robert Cogswell, spokesman for animal rights group Speak

"People still talk about 'prostrate cancer'. It would be easier to change the name of the disease than to get most of the population to give it the right name."

Prostate Cancer Charity chief executive John Neate speaks out at the charity's annual conference

"Apartheid is still with us in the form of gender apartheid as practised by David Blunkett."

Stephen Fitzgerald, national organiser for the Mankind Initiative, the UK's only refuge for abused husbands.

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