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Issue No. 2143

‘We have lent a huge amount of money to the United States. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.’
Chinese premier Wen Jiabao

‘There’s no safer investment in the world than in the United States.’
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs

‘People on the centre left should be confident enough to say that the old idea that the markets were efficient and could work things out by themselves are gone.’
Gordon Brown seemingly offers to rewrite years of New Labour orthodoxy

‘Working more than 48 hours per week on a regular basis can pose significant risks to health. Excessive working time is linked to stress, depression and heart disease.’
Glenis Willmott, Labour’s leader in the European parliament, opposing Britain’s opt out of a directive limiting work to 48 hours a week

‘Ending the opt-out would be bad for business in Britain, which values a flexible labour market.’
Employment relations minister Pat McFadden on why he supports the opt-out

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Tue 17 Mar 2009, 18:45 GMT
Issue No. 2143
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