"Equity investment is in the short-term a contact sport"
Andrew Hutton head of investments at the Coutts Group, telling charities which have suffered pain because of the stock market slump to maintain a stiff upper lip
"The council has become a self-perpetuating oligarchy"
Nicholas Fry National Trust member and failed council candidate
"The integrity of this year's Remembrance Day commemorations must be questioned if a company such as BAE Systems is able to exploit such a significant event for its own marketing purposes"
Richard Bingley media co-ordinator at Campaign Against Arms Trade.