"(There) are people who fight hard for their members, and whom I respect. But there are also hardliners - militants itching for a fight." - Westminster Education Secretary Michael Gove attacks union leaders as the strike looms.
"I would like to hear someone stand up in public and say, `Forced marriages are a good thing.'" - Professor Mona Siddiqui, the first Muslim professor appointed at Edinburgh's New College, defies critics of new Scottish legislation outlawing forced marriage.