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Issue No. 2181

“One agent did come up with something – the ‘45 minutes’, allegedly discussed in a high level Iraqi political meeting.”
Former British intelligence officer and now Tory MP Adam Holloway on Tony Blair’s “dodgy dossier” and the claim that Iraq could deploy Weapons of Mass Destruction quickly

“The Secret Intelligence Service were running a senior Iraqi army officer who had a source of his own – a cab driver on the Iraqi-Jordanian border.”
Adam Holloway reveals the truth about that “high-level” source

“You might argue that our presence prevented more terror links. But now we hear the reports that Al Qaida’s influence is moving elsewhere, into Somalia, Yemen and Algeria.”
Former foreign office minister Kim Howells on why he has changed his mind over the war in Afghanistan

“I bought a poisoned goose from a crook (sick, whiffing). This foul goose laid Nick Griffin.”
Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s version of the Twelve Days Of Christmas

“The first gold ring was gold indeed – bankers’ profits fired in greed.”
Carol Ann Duffy on the bankers

“It is intolerable that in some places in the UK eight out of ten children are growing up poor.”
Barnardo’s chief executive Martin Narey calling on New Labour chancellor Alistair Darling to honour his pledge to wipe out child poverty in the country

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Tue 8 Dec 2009, 18:40 GMT
Issue No. 2181
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