Socialist Worker

In their own words

Published Tue 7 Jun 2011
Issue No. 2255

‘Shoplifting for food. That is one of the real changes because of the economic situation’
Police chief superintendent Keith Hunter on how the recession has affected crime rates

‘It’s a very risky situation and I think personally that at some stage they’ll panic’
Vicky Pryce, economist and separated wife of top Lib Dem Chris Huhne, on the dangers of government cuts

‘We hope to surprise the international community by going even faster and deeper than expected’
Portugal’s new prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho threatens even worse cuts

‘Terrorist strategy isn’t just about stopping people as they set off a bomb, it’s about stopping people going down that route in the first place’
James Brandon, head of a counter-extremism think-tank, on why he thinks it’s OK for governments to hound people who have done nothing wrong

‘You promised to shine a light on tax evaders. Tell me, did your batteries run out before the light came on?’
GMB Congress delegate Jennifer Smith tackles business secretary Vince Cable

‘More is known about the Mafia than private equity companies’
Justin Bowden, at GMB Congress

‘I am one of your “usual suspects”’
Richard Dean, GMB Congress delegate, to Vince Cable, who said the ‘usual suspects’ were calling for a general strike

‘You expect that’
Vince Cable on being booed


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Tue 7 Jun 2011, 18:23 BST
Issue No. 2255
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