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Issue No. 2192

“As a director of Bond Street stationery firm Smythson and daughter of aristocrat Sir Reginald Sheffield, Mrs Cameron is not a natural Labour supporter—but she was a black-clad ‘goth’ in her teens.”
The Daily Mail newspaper’s sharp understanding of Labour voters helps it explain why David Cameron’s wife may have once voted for the party

“The detention of illegal migrants awaiting removal from Britain would be unnecessary if those individuals the independent courts deem to have no right to remain agreed to leave voluntarily.
”Home Office minister Meg Hillier on immigration policy

“Before I felt there were people out there who fiddled the system and I was quite cocky about how easy it was to find work. Not now”
Emma Parker Bowles after eight days living on the breadline for the BBC’s Famous, Rich and Jobless

“An incurable romantic (pity he was wrong about everything)”
The Daily Mail tries to be nice (sort of) to Michael Foot

“There is absolutely no space between the United States and Israel in terms of Israel’s security, our mutual security—none at all.
”US vice president Joe Biden, during a visit to Israel last week

“In another three to four years, the Americans will be tired.”Colonel Imam, a US-trained agent in Pakistan, insists the Taliban cannot be defeated

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Tue 9 Mar 2010, 18:45 GMT
Issue No. 2192
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