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Issue No. 2168

“Gordon Brown and I have spoken of the hard choices needed in public spending over the coming years. We won’t flinch from the difficult decisions that will be necessary.”

Chancellor Alistair Darling admits that Labour is planning major spending cuts

“This means more efficiency, continuing to reform, cutting costs, public and private sectors working together.”

Alistair Darling

“Now I’m hearing people who are living day to day, who are months behind in their mortgage. There’s tears in their voice—they don’t know how they’re going to put food on the table.”

Jane Hybarger, jury administrator for the US district court in Las Vegas, about how the economic crisis is affecting potential jurors and making them want to avoid serving

“You were in the process of embarking upon terrorist activity. This action was designed to intimidate non-white people and it was for the purpose of pursuing the ideological cause of white supremacy and neo-fascism.”

Judge Peter Thornton handing neo-Nazi Neil Lewington an indefinite prison sentence for planning a racist terror campaign

“Karl Marx was right. The working classes are exploited to within an inch of financial oblivion.”

Daily Express chief political commentator Patrick O’Flynn misunderstands Marx by stating that exploitation occurs through “paying taxes”

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Tue 8 Sep 2009, 19:38 BST
Issue No. 2168
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