Heather Mills' quotes on the settlement
Here are some key quotes by Heather Mills, outside the High Court after her divorce deal with Paul McCartney was agreed.india Updated: Mar 18, 2008 16:41 IST
Here are some key quotes by Heather Mills, outside the High Court after her divorce deal with Paul McCartney was agreed. McCartney said nothing to waiting reporters.
"First of all I just want to say I'm so glad it's over. It was an incredible result in the end to secure mine and my daughter's future and that of all the charities that I obviously plan on helping and making a difference..."
ON REPRESENTING SELF IN COURT:
"I recommend, do it yourself, be a litigant in person, the power of one -- the law courts do not want me to say this." "No, I don't regret representing myself. I'm just glad it's over. And I hope this is reported fairly and balanced. I'm so so happy with it." "These people are in a club, it's like they want to stay together and they don't want to see a litigant in person doing well. But he could not award me and my daughter such a low sum because it was actually impossible."
ON FEELINGS TOWARDS MCCARTNEY:
"I've got no comment."
Asked if she thought McCartney had been cruel, she said: "I can't say that for the sake of my daughter. My sister (Fiona) does."
ON WHY SHE OPPOSES PUBLICATION OF FULL JUDGEMENT:
"I've said if the whole judgement goes out, then all the transcripts have to go out because it's going to be written in a way that they will try and make it look like I wasn't successful." "I wanted to keep the judgement private. Paul has just said he wants it public, that's the only reason I'm talking. He's always wanted it public because he wants to look like he's this generous Sir Paul."
ON DAUGHTER'S ALLOWANCE:
"But Beatrice only gets £35,000 (44,000 euros, $70,000) a year. And so she obviously is meant to travel B class while her father travels A class -- but obviously I will pay for that. "£35,000 doesn't include her (Beatrice's) school fees. He wants her to fly five times a year on holiday -- £32,000 for two people on return fares, it costs, so that's obviously not meant to happen any more for her. It's very sad."
"Basically Paul has always wanted Beatrice to go to a... private school... It's the school that Paul chose. So in that way he's got everything that he wanted. But that's what happens with powerful people."
ON PLANS FOR FUTURE:
"I can't leave England. I've always wanted to keep my daughter near her father, and believe me if I tried to go he'd have an injunction on me in a second. So there's no point." "And I love England, I've got all my friends and family here. And I just want to thank everybody for their support and finalising this, so at least we can start getting some really good headlines on the front pages, of important issues and matters instead of our boring divorce. "I'm sure everybody at home is fed up with hearing a million figures that never existed. This is the end result, and thank you very much."