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Issue No. 2187

“It’s just over £1 billion, £1.5 billion, something like that.”

Tory shadow treasury chief secretary Philip Hammond on the finer details of the Tories’ plans for cuts

“We are confident that Hefce can achieve [the cuts] in a way that minimises the impact on teaching and students.”

Higher education minister David Lammy thinks that the impact of nearly £1 billion worth of cuts can be “minimised”

“Why can’t the government buy it? It’s a very profitable company.”

Cadbury worker Wendy Ehrenfried on a protest to defend jobs at Cadbury

“It actually violates the natural law upon which the equality of all human beings is grounded.”

Pope Benedict XVI opposes laws that promote gay rights

“I think the machinery of government has broken down quite badly.”

Former minister Clare Short at the Iraq inquiry

“Iran’s attitude regarding its nuclear program leaves the world community no choice but to increase pressure.”

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton gears up for more war

“A nuclear Iran is a threat to peace, emboldens extremists, and could give nuclear materials to terrorists.”

The Israel Project says some states can’t have nuclear weapons

“Puppet show.”

Iran’s response to the US missile shield in the Gulf


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Who Says?
Tue 2 Feb 2010, 19:19 GMT
Issue No. 2187
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