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Issue No. 2102

‘Rising energy and import prices will almost certainly push inflation up further, possibly significantly, in the coming months.’ 
Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England

‘I think the public service unions have grown too powerful. We would also look at any changes that need to be made in employment legislation.’
Tory shadow chancellor George Osborne

‘I have no problem with saying I am a socialist or with saying I’m a feminist. I’m probably the only person in the country who insists my husband is a socialist. He smiles and rolls his eyes and knows exactly what I mean.’
Cherie Blair promoting her autobiography

‘You have forged a free and modern society based on the love of liberty, a passion for justice, and a respect for human dignity. You have worked tirelessly for peace. You have fought valiantly for freedom.’
George Bush speaking to the Israeli parliament and rewriting the history of Israel – omitting to mention the expulsion of Palestinians and mass terror on which the state was founded

“When I heard what I had said, I was shocked. And that’s what I wanted to apologise for. I found my behaviour shocking. I am criticising myself for my behaviour, not my honesty.”
Frank Field MP on his apology to Gordon Brown for attacking the cut to the 10p tax rate

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Who Says?
Tue 20 May 2008, 18:46 BST
Issue No. 2102
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