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Issue No. 2178

‘I’m doing God’s work’
Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs on his role as head of the powerful and secretive bank

‘When they’re paying themselves $23bn in bonuses, that’s not God’s work’
Reverend Tony Pierce speaking at a protest outside Goldman Sachs’s headquarters

‘Pay is going to be squeezed for some time to come’
John Cridland of the bosses’ CBI organisation hails the ‘spirit of collaboration’ among workers

We must see similar pay restraint in the public sector’
John Cridland on his hopes that the collaboration will spread

‘Now the value of these unsung heroes is being recognised’
Andrew McIntee of financial services group Interim Partners on the news that the pay freeze does not apply to financial whizz kids

‘I want to bring our troops back home but we cannot leave a vacuum which the Taliban will quickly fill’
Home secretary David Milliband on why Labour wants to continue the occupation of Afghanistan

‘Our presence in Afghanistan only fuels the insurgency there’
Matthew Hoh , former captain in the US Marines captain, disagrees

‘She’s a parasite and milks this country’
Peter White , Labour’s candidate for Havering, east London, on plans to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee

‘The “Turnip Taliban” have been trounced’
The Daily Mail after Norfolk Tories defeat attempts to deselect an election candidate revealed to have had an affair

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Tue 17 Nov 2009, 17:15 GMT
Issue No. 2178
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