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Issue No. 2159

‘Public sector pay obviously has got to reflect the prevailing conditions and, in particular, inflation has come way down.’
Chancellor Alistair Darling

‘The big bad wolf is still the Al Qaida threat. But my people are knocking over right wing extremists quite regularly.’
Sir Norman Bettison, chief constable of West Yorkshire police on investigations into white supremacist terror plots

‘Don’t believe the shroud-wavers who tell you grannies will die and children starve if spending is cut. They won’t. Cuts are inevitable, and perfectly manageable.’
Steve Bundred, chief executive of the Audit Commission demands drastic public sector cuts

‘I did not put Hitler up as good example… but simply pointed out that before his terrible crimes, he had acted successfully against unemployment and the economic crash.’
Bernie Ecclestone, owner of Formula One, attempting to “clarify” earlier remarks suggesting that at least Hitler got things done

‘I am just sorry I was an idiot.’
Bernie Ecclestone tries to apologise for his Hitler comments for a second time

“Gordon and Tony are trying to please everybody all the time... Max would do a super job, he’s a good leader. I don’t think his background would be a problem.”
Bernie Ecclestone on why Max Mosley, son of British fascist Oswald Mosley, would make a good prime minister


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Tue 7 Jul 2009, 18:50 BST
Issue No. 2159
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