THAT was the week that was...here are some words of wisdom from the past seven days.
MY old party is galloping towards the precipice. I urge it to heed the jagged rocks before it is too late. – Former Commons Speaker Baroness Boothroyd on the consequences if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Labour leader.
IT’S definitely one of the greatest moments of my career. I still can’t believe it. I can’t believe it. – Sheffield heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill on winning the World Championships 13 months after becoming a mother.
I’M Olympic, world, Commonwealth and European champion now and I hope that’s enough for people to accept that I’m a half decent British athlete. – Greg Rutherford on becoming the world long jump champion.
AND I would have averaged more than 10 batting left handed without pads! – Tweet by Kevin Pietersen mocking Whitby-born Adam Lyth’s contribution to England’s Ashes-winning cricket team.
LAST session on TMS has been magic for Boycott Bingo. Gary Sobers, Rhubarb, Corridor of uncertainty, Fred Trueman, Yorkshire. Heads down. – Tweet by top jockey Tom Scudamore on Geoffrey Boycott’s punditry on cricket’s Test Match Special.
DO I regret not getting married? Ha! Don’t be so impertinent. – Ann Widdecombe, former Tory Minister, to a reporter interviewing her.
I JUST deleted all the German names off my phone. It’s Hans free. – Comedian Darren Walsh’s award-winning best joke of the Edinburgh Fringe.
LEGGINGS should be illegal for certain people. There should be a ‘leggings police’. Only a certain body shape can pull them off. – TV’s amply-proportioned Kirstie Allsopp.
IN Britain, eating well and feeding your kid right and being aware about food is all considered very posh and middle class, but the reality is that in most of Europe some of the best food comes from the poorest communities. – Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
I WOULD sense that the right woman leader would either be a more lower-middle-class version of Clare Balding - reassuring, competent, well-rounded, possibly lesbian - or more provocative and sassy. – Charles Moore, Margaret Thatcher’s biographer, on political leadership.