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"David Cameron's resignation honours list is so full of cronies it would embarrass a medieval court" - Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.

"If there was honour in our honours there ain't none now. Embarrassing to be British sometimes" - Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell on David Cameron's resignation honours.

"Shami Chakrabarti will bring great experience to Lords. But let's not pretend that a Labour peerage in these circumstances doesn't stink" - Wes Streeting, Labour MP for Ilford North, on Jeremy Corbyn's decision to give a peerage to the head of Labour's anti-Semitism inquiry.

"The obscenity of a proxy prosecution against a dead and innocent man who cannot defend himself must stop" - Daniel Janner QC, son of Lord Janner who died amid allegations of paedophilia, on the "disarray" of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse following the resignation of its third chairwoman, Dame Lowell Goddard.

"They are not red Tories. These aren't people who want to see the Tories back in power. They are not Blairites. They are just Labour MPs, Jeremy" - Owen Smith, challenger for the Labour leadership, on the 172 Labour MPs who voted no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn, during a televised debate with the current leader.

"What I don't understand is how you can complain about disunity in the party when you and others are the ones who resigned from the shadow cabinet" - Jeremy Corbyn hits back at Owen Smith.

"I've met people who were destroyed by Donald Trump, so take a look at what he's done, not what he says" - Hillary Clinton, the Democrat nominee in the US presidential election, attacks her Republican rival.

"Downing Street is full of soft, plush carpets. I just thought it felt at home to take my shoes off" - Steve Hilton, who was David Cameron's former director of strategy and who famously walked around No 10 without any shoes on.

"Cucumbers shake with fear at the sound of thunder" - Item in a gardening manual now on display, used by Henry VIII.

"Comedy in this country is a joke" - Little Britain's Matt Lucas.

"I did more television series than anybody else. You are not looking at rubbish here. I am just letting you know how wonderful I am - and thank God I'm modest" - Actor Brian Blessed.

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