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Issue No. 2188

“There’s always got to be a scandal as to why you hold your view.”
Tony Blair explains why people are so upset about the Iraq war in an interview on Fox News

“It’s always good to see young people getting involved in politics. It’s a bit confusing that, as a member of the Green Party, David is not standing for the Greens and has instead been roped into Bob Crow’s militant circus.”
Tax avoider Hazel Blears on her TUSC opponent

“Action is needed… and the action won’t be without pain.”
Keith Williams, chief financial officer at British Airways, on the company’s plans

“You need to be able to tell him ‘slow down, you deranged Slavic bastard’.”
The Spectator’s “star columnist” Rod Liddle on why he thinks cab drivers need to speak English

“The fiscal crisis is a golden opportunity to do unpopular things.”
Charles Wyplosz, professor of economics at Geneva’s Graduate Institude of International Studies and economic analyst

“We will form a CF [Conservative Future] Sonderkommando”
Young Tory David Bolt, who has been suspended from the party for comparing his election campaign to prisoner work units in Nazi death camps

“You’re dealing with a crazy man. You’re asking what can I do to placate a crazy man? Having got what he wants he will still kill you.”
Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz on the madness of the market

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Tue 9 Feb 2010, 18:13 GMT
Issue No. 2188
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