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Quotes from the week

Published Tue 6 Oct 2009
Issue No. 2172

“If the charge is youth, enthusiasm and energy, I plead guilty.”

Forty two year old David Cameron

“I know how unpopular these bankers are, and I know how far out on a limb I now seem to be in sticking up for these pariahs.”

Boris Johnson defends City bankers

“The reason I stick up for our capitalist system when times are tight is that these companies are not part of the problem but a vital part of the solution.”

Boris Johnson

“Now we know how people celebrated our last election victory.”

Shadow universities minister David Willetts explains that there were more university applications this year because of a baby boom in 1992

“Unions are already painting placards and preparing to strike. There may be riots on the streets.”

The Sun’s Trevor Kavanagh on how workers may respond to a Tory victory

“This is the new age of austerity.”

Shadow Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude’s message to the public sector

“I was brought up in the country. I have taken part in a number of rural sports, including hunting, from time to time.”

David Cameron shows that all those toff accusations are just an unfounded slur

“We do things when we’re young that we deeply regret.”

David Cameron on his membership of the blue blood Bullingdon Club


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Tue 6 Oct 2009, 18:30 BST
Issue No. 2172
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