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Issue No. 2158

‘You go into an election pretending you are not going to have to make spending reductions, then you have to make them, and then you really do have riots on the streets’
Tory leader David Cameron on Labour’s spending plans. The Tories are demanding withering cuts immediately

‘Where British National Party councillors have been elected, you actually see a fall in the number of racist incidents’
BNP West Midlands spokesman Simon Darby has an interesting take on statistics showing racist attacks went up by a third in the region

‘One hour a week or so’
Tory MP Michael Gove on how long it takes him to write his weekly column for The Times. He is paid £5,000 a month for his efforts

‘If a member of the Royal Family charters a private plane it is for the simple reason that it is the only possible way of attending the engagement’
A Senior Royal aide defends the Queen’s massive travel budget

‘Marx never got a chance to consider the importance of Twitter to a successful revolution’
Financial Times columnist Gideon Rachman

‘I’m being jostled by other bids for the remaining legislative days’
Business secretary Lord Peter Mandelson on why his bid to privatise Royal Mail has been put on the backburner

‘We will not walk away from the British people in difficult times’
Gordon Brown on new measures to deal with the recession – including removing benefits from under 25 year olds deemed not to be working hard enough at finding a job

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Tue 30 Jun 2009, 18:25 BST
Issue No. 2158
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