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Issue No. 2189

“Corus have agreed to keep the blast furnace like a baby so that it can come back to work again quickly.”
Labour MP Vera Baird still has hope that the closed-down Corus steel plant can be nursed back to life

“Someone has been tinkering with my tweets.”
Labour MP David Wright says it wasn’t him who wrote a message calling Tories “scum-sucking pigs”, honest

“I can’t think what was going through their minds when they did that.”
Colonel Jorge Mendoncaafter being shown a picture of British troops putting black tape around Iraqis’ heads

“The system worked right up until the point Baha Mousa died.”
Mendonca defends himself over the death of a man mistreated by British troops

“One man grabbed my nose and tried to remove it from my face. I was seized and shoved out the door.”
Times reporter Dominic Kennedy after being manhandled out of a BNP press conference by security guards

“That’s not the actions of a snivelling PC party, but of an organisation that has had enough of being lied about.”
Nazi Nick Griffin celebrates what they did to the reporter

“We were young, politically motivated people and it seemed the right thing to do. Our feeling was Margaret Thatcher was far more terrifying than any monster the Doctor had encountered.”
1980s Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy claims left-wing scriptwriters infiltrated the show in the 1980s, writing anti-Thatcher plotlines in a bid to “overthrow the government”

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Who Says?
Tue 16 Feb 2010, 18:13 GMT
Issue No. 2189
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