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Issue No. 2147

‘If you want to be a superstar blogger, get in the papers but lose Labour an election – you can just fuck off’
New Labour’s superstar blogger Derek Draper at last year’s party conference – before he helped cause this week’s crisis

‘It seemed to be a reasonably contented place’
Tory shadow justice secretary Edward Garnier on Ashwell prison before it was partially destroyed by angry inmates

‘He seems to think it is offensive to policemen’
Robin Demczak, after he was arrested and held for six and a half hours for having a porcelain pig in his garden that offended his police officer neighbour

‘We can confirm a man was arrested on suspicion of harassment’
Thames Valley Police explain that the neighbour and his pig are the subject of an investigation

‘Protesters should refrain from further violent action in the street’
EU president Václav Klaus on the crisis in Thailand in which hundreds of demonstrators have been shot and injured by the army

‘There is a lot of anger at how rich people seem to avoid jail. I’m very worried about the public backlash’
Anonymous German company executive admits poll showing that three quarters believe bosses are unethical is bad news for the bosses

‘The violence level in Afghanistan is going to go up’
Admiral Michael Mullen on the additional 17,000 combat troops and 4,000 trainers that are bound for Afghanistan

‘They can see us, but we can’t see them’
US army sergeant Eric Winn on the battle against insurgents in northeast Afghanistan

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Tue 14 Apr 2009, 18:56 BST
Issue No. 2147
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