Nick Ferrari on Question Time about new EU president Herman van Rompuy: "If he does some some pumpy it will be a tabloid headline writer's dream."
Grey Cardigan on tabloid coverage of the 'Night Stalker' suspect case: "I know that the red-tops play fancy-free with Contempt of Court, but The Sun’s coverage of the Delroy Grant case doesn’t so much as drive a coach and horses through the 1981 Act but makes a complete fucking mockery of it."
Press Complaints Commission chairman Baroness Peta Buscombe agrees with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger's claim that the PCC does not have investigatory powers:"He's right...We are not a police force. We must not tread on the toes of the criminal justice system. We are more of a moderator."
NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear on the election campaign for the new editor of the Journalist: "I've kept as quiet as possible during the campaign about the relative merits of candidates but I am angry at the way Richard Simcox was attacked and the union's reputation rubbished by Mark Watts. Richard didn't deserve that."