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Issue No. 2182

“‘It helps to talk in rooms that are quiet… sweeping views across London seem to generate optimism. We can continue for as long as it takes, sending out for pizzas.”
Acas “chief conciliator” Peter Harwood

“We must begin by acknowledging the hard truth: We will not eradicate violent conflicts in our lifetimes”
Barack Obama accepting the Nobel Peace Prize

“It’s proving very popular. I keep having to replace worn-out mallets”
InventorTim Hunkin on his game, “Whack a Banker”

“An act of terrorism”
Umberto Bossi’s , leader of the Northern League, after his coalition boss Silvio Berlusconi was hit by an object thrown from a crowd

“Derisory… an utter insult.”
What hereditary peer Lord Palmer thinks of plans to pay Lords £200 per day just to turn up on the bankers

“Washington turned his head and he couldn’t resist the stage or the glamour that it gave him.”
Former director of public prosecutions Sir Ken Macdonald on Tony Blair

“There was a view that our invasion of Iraq could be a catastrophic success…and that indeed is what happened.”
Sir Jeremy Greenstock, Britain’s former special representative to Iraq at the Iraq inquiry

'Latin America will rise and create for the US a second Vietnam'


President Evo Morales on responses to US plans for military bases in South America


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Tue 15 Dec 2009, 17:35 GMT
Issue No. 2182
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