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WORDS TO THE WISE: Quotes from our December 18 edition

PUBLISHED: 09:22 24 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:44 07 September 2010

Everyone tells me I ve only been asked because I look like Santa all year round with my beard. Holborn and St Pancras MP Frank Dobson, who stood in for Father Christmas at Netley primary school in Euston. For many, many years in Great Britain you made br

Everyone tells me I've only been asked because I look like Santa all year round with my beard.

Holborn and St Pancras MP Frank Dobson, who stood in for Father Christmas at Netley primary school in Euston.

For many, many years in Great Britain you made bread the same way we do in France. But now it is full of products and pesticides. All the nutrients have been removed. This white bread is the worst bread you can possibly find.

Hampstead celebrity chef Raymond Blanc claims it's British, not French, bread that's a pain.

The NHS has mended my nose (cricket ball), put my pelvis back together (car accident), and discovered that I had spent many years suffering from a chronic illness (underactive thyroid). Since then, I've had free prescriptions. The NHS brought my five children into the world, saved the lives of two of them, and gently nursed my parents through to the end.

Children's Laureate Michael Rosen on why the National Health Service, which has been celebrating its 60th birthday this year, is such a - rightly - cherished institution.

Chanukah runs late this year, which pushes it into the Christmas period. But it's important to make a distinction between the two instead of the suggestion that it is the Jewish Christmas. Underneath the candles and the presents is a very important message about the right to be different.

Rabbi Rodney Mariner, of Belsize Square Synagogue in Belsize Park.


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