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“There may well be bumps in the road but we will be ready to come out on October 31 deal or no deal.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to Truro.

“A general election triggered by the Tory Brexit crisis will be a crossroads for our country. It will be a once-in-a-generation chance for a real change of direction, potentially on the scale of 1945 or 1979.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

“Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic. I persistently hope that this is not something that is seriously meant.” – Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen, on US president Donald Trump’s idea of buying Greenland from Denmark.

“This will be a secret history telling the story of exceptional soldiers who decided battles and won wars only to then disappear back into the shadows. We will shine a light on remarkable true events informed by the people who shaped them.”

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight in his new drama about the early days of the SAS.

“Enough is enough. Every week, I am made aware of more and more sickening attacks on my officers – they are spat at, assaulted on a daily basis, and are being exposed to increasing levels of violence when they are deployed to incidents.”

Northamptonshire Chief Constable Nick Adderley, who is to issue Tasers to every frontline officer.

“The way people treat her is the most public form of bullying I have seen in a while. It’s out of control. Let’s all be a bit kinder, huh?”

Singer Pink defending the Duchess of Sussex.

“I loved it. When I read it, that bit really made me cry. What really made me cry was on the paper: ‘End of Game of Thrones’.”

Kit Harington

“Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one. Somebody had to do it, so I took on China. I took on China on trade, and you know what? We’re winning.”

Donald Trump.

“You want to award me a medal … At the same time your police steal blankets from people you force to live on the streets while you suppress protests and criminalise people who defend the rights of migrants and asylum seekers.”

Migrant rescue ship captain Pia Klemp turns down Paris’s highest civilian award

“I wouldn’t do it because of the jive. I cannot conceivably come on in Spandex and Lurex and do the flick kicks . I would look so stupid.”

TV presenter Richard Madeley on why he’s turned down the chance to be on Strictly Come Dancing.

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