Bob Geldof: "I've actually heard girls saying Gordon's sexy. Possibly that's why I kiss him so much."
Neil Kinnock: "Gordon is clearly the next Leader of the Labour Party ."
Lance Price: "All politicians at a senior level are pretty odd characters. Some manage to keep their feet on the ground and give the impression of still being fully paid up members of the human race. Gordon Brown is sadly not one of them."
Charlie Whelan: "I do expect Gordon Brown to have big announcements up his sleeve. He's always some big idea lurking somewhere."
Clare Short: "He's a bigger brain and a more serious politician than Tony Blair."
Dr Irwin Stelzer: "He doesn't set much store by material wealth, doesn't quite understand why you want a great big car and a great big house because he doesn't and is quite happy not having them."
Sir Stephen Wall: "Gordon Brown is more inclined, like Margaret Thatcher, to get in the car and drive to the edge of the cliff and see who jumps out first."