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Issue No. 2117

“I’m not offended if someone earns large sums of money. Is it fair or not? It’s just a fact of life.”
Alistair Darling proving he’s not the man to talk to about equality

“People are pissed off with us.”
Alistair Darling on voters’ opinion of the Labour Party

“The economic times we are facing are arguably the worst they’ve been in 60 years, and I think it’s going to be more profound and long-lasting than people thought.”
Alistair Darling really knows how to cheer people up

“The choice today is clear. Not to sponsor a new Cold War, but to be clear about the foundations of lasting peace.”
Foreign secretary David Miliband suggests that his trip to the Caucasus was an attempt to encourage peace

“It has made short term military gains, but over time it will feel economic and political losses. If Russia truly wants respect and influence, it must change course.”
David Miliband stokes up tensions with Russia

“A downturn may lead to a possible increase in support for radical Islamist groups from people who experience racism and possible unemployment.”
Leaked Home Office letter on the likely effects of recession on society

“A statement of the blindingly obvious.”
Home Office minister Tony McNulty on the leaked letter

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Who Says?
Tue 2 Sep 2008, 18:37 BST
Issue No. 2117
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