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Issue No. 2166

“No deal has been made between the British government and the Libyan government in relation to Megrahi and any commercial interests in the country.”
British Foreign Office spokesperson

“In all commercial contracts for oil and gas with Britain, al-Megrahi was always on the negotiating table.”
Saif al-Gaddafi, the son of the Libyan leader

“The potential is very large. There’s a lot of hope that new resources will be found there. You could be looking at an investment of $20 billion over a couple of decades.”
BP spokesperson on Libyan oil reserves

“I am not sure at all I should ever have supported it.”
The Independent columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown says sorry for supporting the war in Afghanistan for eight years

“The best thing the police could do to ensure the health and safety of the climate camp would be to stay as far away from it as possible.”
Climate camp protesters’ YouTube response to the police’s ‘charm offensive’

“We’re going to kill your children.”
A 2004 CIA report reveals their interrogators’ threat to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed if there was another attack on the US

“It’s going to, potentially, cause a much bigger bruise and contusions. It’s going to be a pretty bad thing.”
Taser International CEO Rick Smith on the new 500-volt taser that could be rolled out across police forces in Britain

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Tue 25 Aug 2009, 19:23 BST
Issue No. 2166
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