"I did not come into politics to be the King Herod of the Labour Party."

Home Secretary David Blunkett on his proposal to take children of failed asylum seekers into care (news, p 5)

"This policy smacks of Dickens. If children are put into care, they are far more likely to become addicted to drugs and commit crimes."

Lord Adebowale, chief executive of Turning Point

"The people I feel sorry for aren't disabled children, but sad, old celebrities forced to degrade themselves in an outdated spectacle."

Laurence Clark, disabled comedian, on BBC's Children in Need.

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