Quotes of the week

19th October 2012 at 01:00

"It paves the way for the most important decision our country has made in several hundred years."

First minister Alex Salmond after sealing the deal over the independence referendum, which includes the right to vote for 16-year-olds

'I went to a great school (Eton) and I want every child to have a great education. I'm not here to defend privilege but to spread it.'

David Cameron at last week's Conservative party conference in Birmingham, refusing to apologise for his privileged upbringing.

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