"If we have to be a bit ruder, we shall be"

- Adam Sampson chief executive of Shelter, on plans for campaigning

"Red Nose Day stands in the same relation to real charity as a paedophile's sexual obsession stands in relation to real love for a child"

- Will Self author and columnist, in the Evening Standard on the Comic Relief fundraising event

"To advocate war on the moral grounds of freeing the Iraqi people is an outright betrayal of the brutality of conflict"

- Louise Richards chief executive of War on Want, at the charity's annual meeting.

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