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Issue No. 2154

“Look forward to receiving the money – shall then be able to spend it on lots of booze so that the forthcoming election goes in an alcoholic blur.”
Cariole Dennet, partner and parliamentary assistant to Tory MP Andrew Turner, in her submission for expenses

“It’s all so vulgar, vulgar, vulgar. Why do all these people all want such enormous widescreen televisions? Can’t they go to their club for a drink?”
Unnamed Tory peer is outraged at what MPs have been spending their expenses on

“No leader in recent memory has been frog-marched so often to the gallows, only to be given a reprieve when no executioner can be found.”
Columnist Mary Riddell writing in the Daily Telegraph newspaper on Gordon Brown’s future

“The party does not know what’s coming. We are going to be slaughtered like never before. And I mean slaughtered.”
A former cabinet minister predicts the outcome of the next general election for New Labour

“I am going to do all I can to undermine him. I want Gordon Brown out.”
A senior Labour MP quoted in the Daily Mail newspaper

“I feel that I am in the best position to clean up this political system.”
Gordon Brown’s response to the catastrophe facing Labour

“It’s all coming apart.”
Unnamed former Labour minister

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Tue 2 Jun 2009, 18:21 BST
Issue No. 2154
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