Quotes of the week
Posted on January 18, 2009
I am seeing a few green shoots but it’s a little bit too early to say exactly how they’d grow.
Baroness Vadera walks straight into ITV News’ trap. It’s not the first time we’ve heard talk of misplaced optimism and, thanks to Messrs Cameron and Osbourne, you can be sure it won’t be the last.
Some people have been saying the appetite to buy has gone through the floor, but clearly we’ve had this anecdotal evidence of a bit of an upturn in interest.
Not to be outdone, Margaret Beckett decides she knows well enough to contradict overwhelm evidence of a loss of house-buyer confidence. By “some people”, read, “everyone who has even a passing knowledge of economics” and “clearly”, read “apparently”. Fool.
(They’re) about as much use as Anne Frank’s drum kit.
The Sunday Times’ grumpy Rod Liddle on bankers receiving exorbitant salaries as well all struggle to keep the roofs about our heads.
I was born in Britain, I’ve lived here all my life, I have the right to live anywhere I want to.
Dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who has lived in Birmingham, Jamaica, Egypt, Yugoslavia and South Africa, on why he currently resides near Spalding, Lincs.
In the current economic climate, how could there possibly be a return on a salary of £500,000 a-week? You could do so much else with that amount of money.
An adviser to Sheikh Mansour, owner of Manchester City, on how wide of the mark reports of Kaka’s £100m transfer from AC Milan truly are.