THEY SAID WHAT?
"Since Thatcher, most prime ministers have conducted their
dialogue with Rupert Murdoch from their knees" David Mellor, former
Tory Cabinet minister "It's all a bit of a laugh, isn't
it? I loathe and detest Murdoch, so to see his demise makes me very
happy" Frank Dobson, Labour MP and former health secretary
"You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker tits -
mermaid's mine" Singer Bette Midler, above, accuses eccentric
pop star Lady Gaga of copying her "mermaid in a wheelchair"
routine "If the London police cannot protect an 80-year-old man in
a secure room, it doesn't bode too well for next year's
Olympics, does it?" John Lindsey, of St Andrews, Fife, in a letter
to The Daily Telegraph "Closing libraries is the behaviour of a
debased culture" Writer Philip Pullman