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Issue No. 2148

‘I hoped we might go back to being a caring and progressive party. In the event I couldn’t have been more wrong’
Former Labour MP Alice Mahon talks about her disillusion with New Labour

‘I have reached the conclusion that there is not any avenue left in the structure of the Labour Party for people like me’
Alice Mahon on why she decided to leave the Labour Party

‘The chancellor’s Budget is an opportunity for the government to prove its commitment to British business’
British Chambers of Commerce chief David Frost, who wants a freeze on the minimum wage and more cuts in corporation tax

‘The current recession is likely to be unusually long and severe, and the recovery sluggish’
The International Monetary Fund on the crisis

‘There are lots of profitable opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses that know what they’re doing’
BBC business editor Robert Peston says that Tesco’s profits show some firms can still rake it in

‘Our industrial policy is about a dialogue with business’
Gordon Brown on his ingenious plan to solve the economic crisis

‘The government is losing the support and trust of health and public service workers in their droves’
Dave Prentis, general secretary of the Unison union, speaking at Unison health conference

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Tue 21 Apr 2009, 18:29 BST
Issue No. 2148
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