Opinion: They said it

'We are celebrating our 60th year and we must ensure our image is not as old as we are.' - Christian Aid director Daleep Mukarji.

'Sadly, they have failed the tsunami victims by failing to take bold steps.' - Phil Bloomer, head of advocacy at Oxfam, on the Paris Club's decision not to cancel the debts of countries hit by the tsunami, but to impose a moratorium on debt payments instead.

'The UK must now use its unique influence within Europe during 2005 to introduce sanctions against Israel. Anything less will be seen as a betrayal of the Palestinian people.' - War on Want chief executive Louise Richards.

'Although there aren't enough services to homeless people, there are too many agencies, which makes the competition too intense.' - Daniel Currie, director, St Giles Trust, explaining why the trust's focus has switched from homelessness to ex-offenders.

'Personally, I think she left because she couldn't live with the fact that Jackie Stallone is better looking.' - Julie Burchill on Germaine Greer's decision to leave the Celebrity Big Brother house last week.

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