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Issue No. 2180

“An Orwellian consensus based not on scientific agreement, but on bullying, censorship and fraudulent statistics.”

Nick Griffin, the leader of the fascist British National Party (BNP), tells the European parliament his views on climate change


Nick Griffin on climate change campaigners

“It is a global Marxist mantra that is going to be used to beat people around the head, tax us to the hilt, smash nations and impose a one world government.”

A BNP spokesperson on climate change

“I joined the BNP two years ago and was perhaps a little bit naive. I don’t agree with everything they stand for and I’m sick of defending them.”

Alistair Barbour, a leading BNP member in Cumbria, who has quit the party, saying that he is not a racist

“I find it hard to imagine how I would be corrupted by power because I have no great career path planned out.”

Multimillionaire Zac Goldsmith, Tory candidate for Richmond Park, London, responds to revelations that he holds a non-domiciled tax status that allows him to avoid paying tax on offshore income

“This is the most urgent time for our feeding programmes in our lifetime. In this country of plenty, there are hungry people... There are another 15, 16 million who could benefit.”

Kevin Concannon, US under secretary of agriculture, on reports that 36 million Americans rely on food stamps

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Tue 1 Dec 2009, 18:34 GMT
Issue No. 2180
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