Socialist Worker

Who says?

Issue No. 2112

“Many of the generation that some have called Thatcher’s children – the lost generation – were sadly denied the chance to progress.”
Gordon Brown blames his tea guest Margaret Thatcher for the problems he faces today

“We have a lot of work to do and I’m afraid it’s a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq/Pakistan border.”
John McCain the Republican candidate for US president, demonstrating his firm grasp of geography

“By allowing Beijing to host the Olympic Games you will help the development of human rights.”
Liu Jingmin the vice-president of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Bid Committee, speaking in April 2001

“We all support the Olympics. But why are you building a wall around us?”
Mr Song a Beijing resident living along the cycling and marathon route who will be hidden out of sight during the games by a massive wall

“The unions went in with a shopping list and came away with a bag of sweets.”
Bob Marshall-Andrews the left wing Labour MP, commenting on the “Warwick Two” deal between Labour and the unions

“The debate about whether police should be in schools is over... The model is to have a police office stationed on site.”
Andrew Adonis the schools minister, announcing plans to deploy even more officers in schools to search students for weapons, drink, drugs, cigarettes and stolen property


Click here to subscribe to our daily morning email newsletter 'Breakfast in red'

Article information

Who Says?
Tue 29 Jul 2008, 18:10 BST
Issue No. 2112
Share this article


Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.