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Issue No. 2177

‘The stumbling block to a solution [in the post] was a small group of union activists in London who seemed to think they were fighting a class war. They were being driven on by the Socialist Workers Party.’
A ‘Royal Mail source’ complaining in the Daily Mail that the post bosses didn’t get it all their own way

‘It’s incredibly important that we do better at describing to people the success that we are having, to demonstrate that over the long term this is doable.’
Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup wants to stem the flow of bad news from Afghanistan

‘What we see is the downside and it is a very, very painful downside.’
Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup

‘The clock is running against us.’
General Egon Ramms, who oversees the Nato mission in Afghanistan

‘We have to persevere, we have to show some resolution. Failure will be a disaster for us.’
Defence secretary Bob Ainsworth on Afghanistan

‘We cannot run a campaign like this off the back of an opinion poll.’
Bob Ainsworth reacts to a poll showing 63 percent of people in Britain want the troops back as soon as possible.

‘Theirs is just one of the unsung battles being fought across the country in the brutal front line at work.’
The Mirror’s Paul Routledge on the strikes at Superdrug


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Tue 10 Nov 2009, 18:52 GMT
Issue No. 2177
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