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Quotes of the week

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Published Tue 28 Feb 2012
Issue No. 2292

‘A spirit of anti-capitalism stalks the land, a fire-breathing beast that has shrivelled Stephen Hester’s bonus in its nostril-blast’

Tory London mayor Boris Johnson writes in the Telegraph on the threat to the Tories’ work-for-free scheme


‘Chickenfeed’

Johnson in 2009 on his £250,000 a year part-time job as Telegraph columnist


‘By paying for work experience, it has helped us avert the threat of further boycotts’

A Tesco source on the supermarket’s withdrawal from the workfare scheme


‘Very jumpy’

Tory employment minister Chris Grayling on how workfare companies are feeling about the protests


‘How on earth can the British government have been pushed off course like this by a few far-left thugs?’

Right wing Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips after the Tories buckle under pressure


‘[BBC Newsnight] spent all week putting solitary government ministers up against panels made up of the hard left’

Tory MP Priti Patel thinks it’s unsporting for opponents of workfare to be given airtime


‘Burger King are spineless’

Tory MP Philip Davies falls out with old friends as they back down on workfare


‘We have asked the police to be more pro-active’

Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith unveils his strategy to stop protests embarrassing his government


‘The SWP/Guardian/BBC troika’

The improbable coalition exposed by Telegraph blogger Janet Daley as shadowy leftists spoiling the Tories’ fun


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Tue 28 Feb 2012, 18:49 GMT
Issue No. 2292
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