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Quotes of the day

"They are just making it up as they go along" - Chancellor George Osborne attacks Brexit campaigners.

"Brexit is almost synonymous with recession. They've even stopped arguing about the economy, they've lost that argument" - Comedian Eddie Izzard.

"His virulent Brexit views tend to go down like a sac de merde here" - An unnamed Frenchman on former Tory chancellor Lord Lawson, who lives in south-west France.

"I'd say 49%, sometimes 47%, it depends on what day you catch me" - Actor Ryan Gosling's response when asked how much he felt he was a woman.

"From a director who feels like a complete idiot" - Film-maker John Carney apologises to Keira Knightley, for making "hurtful" remarks about her.

"There is an obsession with numbers. People say 70 is the new 60, and 60 is the new 30. Why don't we all quieten down a bit and just get on with it?" - Actress Joanna Lumley, 70.

"When I have gone through lots of people saying I should apologise to this reporter or apologise for saying Hitler was a supporter of Zionism ... I have never apologised" - Labour former mayor of London Ken Livingstone.

"Can't get rid of me that easily" - The Only Way Is Essex star Jake Hall, who is recovering from stab wounds sustained in a Marbella nightclub.

"I wouldn't call today's music pop music. That woman who sings that 'Hello ... hello' song - yes, that's it. Adele. It's really not my thing. But I guess I now sound like my mother did when I was growing up" - Broadcaster and singer Elaine Paige, 68.

"I wish Tony Blair had not appeared on Andrew Marr's show at the weekend. It's expensive when you have to put your boot through your own telly" - Phil North, of Brigg, North Lincolnshire, in a letter to the Daily Mail.


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