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"We are looking for some urgency from our friends and partners and it's time, I think, to put a bit of a tiger in the tank and get this thing done" - Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the Brexit talks.

"I fear that he is unhelpful. He may not intend it but in practice what he is doing is very close to sabotage" - Former Tory chancellor Lord Lawson, saying Philip Hammond, the current Chancellor, should be removed from office over the Brexit negotiations.

"Crashing out of Europe with no deal is not good for the UK, it's not good for Europe and it is not what the vast majority of politicians on the other side of the Channel or this side of the Channel want" - Tory MP Vicky Ford.

"It's horrific, it's just mad. I'm just watching it unfold and then tearing myself away from it and realising the horribleness of it all" - Actor Colin Farrell, above, on disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.

"I would love to have a storm named after me" - Former BBC weatherman Michael Fish, who famously in 1987 failed to predict one of the UK's most catastrophic cyclones.

"I love Fred Astaire, I'd love to do a Fred Astaire movie, that'd be great. It's just that the right thing hasn't come along" - Actor/dancer Jamie Bell, who rose to fame playing Billy Elliot.

"Don't mess it up. Don't mess it up" - Grime star Stormzy's warning to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whom he described as "cool, man".

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Oct 14, 2017
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