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Issue No. 2191

“Britain is full, declares Nick Griffin at every opportunity, and he is right.”

Loanna Morrison, Tory candidate for Bermondsey, south London, backs up the leader of the fascist British National Party

“I have always taken the view that someone’s tax status is a matter between them and the Revenue.”

Tory leader David Cameron defends his party’s deputy chairman, Lord Ashcroft—a “non‑dom” who has donated millions to the Tories

“He is an effective political force, but an enormous political embarrassment.”

The Times newspaper’s assessment of Ashcroft

“Chile has benefited enormously from the free market reforms it passed under dictator Augusto Pinochet.”

The Wall Street Journal says that dictatorships help prepare countries for earthquakes

“The only thing I haven’t been accused of recently is killing Archie Mitchell in Eastenders.”

At least Gordon Brown can see the funny side of bullying

“Globalisation has lifted a lot of people out of poverty.”

HSBC’s highest paid executive Stuart Gulliver on why he’s worth every penny

“If pre-eminent financial centres like London are to remain home to firms like HSBC, those of us who care for its future must reflect the reality of the global marketplace.”

HSBC chairman Stephen Green warns the government not to ‘interfere’ in the business of making big money

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Tue 2 Mar 2010, 18:07 GMT
Issue No. 2191
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