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Issue No. 2164

“The modern Conservative Party is now the dominant progressive force in British politics.”

Shadow chancellor George Osborne gives us all something to look forward to

“They are fags.”

Michał Kaminski MEP, chair of the Tories’ new European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European parliament, offers his opinion on gay people

“Spending has to be cut whoever wins the next election.”

Shadow chancellor George Osborne

“Organised murder, and nothing else”

Harry Patch’s thoughts on war. Patch, who was Britain’s oldest surviving First World War veteran, died last week

“On a good Friday or Saturday night, some can make up to £200.”

Sgt Adrian Underwood of Leicestershire police spins a line to the media about the “rich beggars” of Britain

“Officers received no formal discipline sanction. They received training and guidance.”

A Met police spokesperson on the “punishment” given to the 1,183 police officers who stole £3.7 million on corporate credit cards

“There are difficult judgments and hard choices ... it is not possible to eradicate all risk.”

David Miliband and Alan Johnson say they’re against torture ... except when they’re not

“It’s not in our interests to cause trouble. We’re up there with our wives, girlfriends and children. We just want to have a good time.”

Simon Darby, deputy leader of the BNP, tells the media that it’s the peaceful anti-fascist protesters, not the violent racist thugs, who cause all the problems

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Tue 11 Aug 2009, 18:46 BST
Issue No. 2164
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