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Issue No. 2186

“I have supported the Labour Party in the past but I feel incredibly disillusioned and let down, by Tony Blair in particular, since he took us into a war—which cost so many lives—on a lie.”

Actor Julie Walters

“The de facto king of Haiti.”

Time magazine’s description of US Lieutenant-General Ken Keen, the top US military commander in Haiti

“The problem with Colne is that there are too many takeaways. And too many Pakis, that’s why people don’t come to Colne.”

Pendle borough Tory councillor Smith Benson. He was only partially suspended for his racist comments

“They snatched my 17 year old son for a bounty payment, took him to Guantanamo and held him prisoner for five years. They tortured him. Then they killed him and returned him to me in a box, cut up.”

Talal Al-Zahrani talking about the death of his son Yasser Talal Al-Zahrani

“I cannot wait to vote ‘YES’. I have nothing to lose. I will not be ruled by bullies who are using the present economic climate to get rid of our union.”

BA cabin crew worker on a web forum

“I’m disillusioned, disgusted and ashamed to work for BA. The people are the best I have ever met with a huge array of skills and qualifications and can go elsewhere if needs be.”

Another BA worker


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Who Says?
Tue 26 Jan 2010, 19:23 GMT
Issue No. 2186
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