"That I should deliver my first major speech at a conference with the theme 'Mission Tough, but not Impossible' seems to me to be rather apt."

Tory leader Michael Howard at the CAF conference (news, p4)

"I refused on principle to take government money at the Prison Reform Trust - although the Government never offered any, which made the principle easier."

Adam Sampson of Shelter, former PRT deputy director (news, p4)

"If the images are loathsome, the words are insidious, patronising, foolish and damaging."

Broadcaster John Humphrys on Barnardo's child poverty ad campaign (news, p3).

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