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Issue No. 2140

“It is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren’s eyes. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone.”
Sean Penn accepts the best actor award at the Oscars for his role in Milk, a film about the fight for gay liberation in the US

“There’s going to be growing conflict between the classes and if people are unemployed and really hurting, hell, there could even be riots!”
Zbigniew Brzezinski, former US national security advisor, on the ruling class’s concerns at the response to the recession

“Suddenly there is the opportunity for people to mass protest.”
Superintendent David Hartshorn, head of Scotland Yard’s public order branch, warning of a “summer of rage” in Britain

“Viable targets.”
Superintendent Hartshorn on banks, multinational corporations, and London financial institutions

“I loathed Margaret Thatcher and everything she stood for, but I’ve played murderers and others whom I couldn’t countenance morally.”
Actor Lindsey Duncan who plays Thatcher in this week’s BBC drama

“Every white should have a big family because the Asians are outbreeding us. In 50 years we’ll be in the minority because our women want to have a career and all that bollocks.”
Paul Golding, the Nazi BNP’s new councillor in Swanley, Kent, speaking to an undercover Daily Mirror reporter in 2001

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Who Says?
Tue 24 Feb 2009, 18:21 GMT
Issue No. 2140
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