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WORDS TO THE WISE: Quotes from our October 16 edition

PUBLISHED: 12:12 16 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:31 07 September 2010

More than one of the happy protesters told me that the councillors decision had restored their faith in local politics. It is the job of local politicians to fight for the interests of residents. Liberal Democrat would-be councillor Nick Russell puts a

More than one of the happy protesters told me that the councillors' decision had restored their faith in local politics. It is the job of local politicians to fight for the interests of residents.

Liberal Democrat would-be councillor Nick Russell puts a positive slant on Camden Council's decision to side with campaigners trying to save the Torriano pub.

The reality is they have taken a huge gamble over the future of the pub for what appears to be short-term political gain.

Green Party councillor Maya de Souza, who voted with the developers, accuses the Lib Dems of making political capital of the same campaign.

People say Spurs are too good to go down. But there has never been a team in the history of the game relegated, who were not 'too good to have gone down'. Two points from 21 is just not good enough. Former Spurs and England captain Gary Mabbutt urges Spurs to pull their socks up before their plight gets any worse

Will those who have paid huge sums of money to live in the flats be happy to live so close to the church? Will they share our love of the soaring organ and the sweet sound of the choir - not just on Sunday mornings but virtually every morning and evening? Will they love the laughter of scampering children? Before long they will be asking for the 'noise' to be stopped

Angela Sheehan wrote to Barnet council to object to plans for a block of flats beside St Edward the Confessor Church in Golders Green.

When I feel that I can't be bothered to vote, I always try to remember the history.

Actress Juliet Stevenson acknowledges the legacy of the suffragettes.

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