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Issue No. 2194

“We felt that the police handled the protest exceptionally well. We were happy with the conduct of the officers and whoever was in charge needs to be commended.”
English Defence League north west organiser on the policing of last week’s protest in Bolton

‘I would also like to praise the efforts of the EDL stewards who worked with us in the face of some very ugly confrontations.”
Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, who was the “Gold Commander” at Bolton

“Those who can remember the Seventies can recognise the sinister return of militant trade unionism... Brown has sold out to the militants in a way no previous Labour leader would have done.”
The Daily Mail’s William Rees‑Mogg on the BA strike

“Nice well-behaved hobbits don’t join unions.”
Lord of the Rings star Ian McKellan puts a unique spin on the BA strike

“A client who needs a particular regulation removed – we can often package that up.”
Blairite and former minister Patricia Hewitt explains how she can help businesses get the laws they want – for a bargain fee of £3,000 a day

“Strikes and sleaze on the same weekend; back to the 1970s and the 1990s at the same time: a poisonous combination.”
A comment piece in The Economist magazine expressing bosses’ worry about the growing crisis for the political establishment

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Tue 23 Mar 2010, 19:30 GMT
Issue No. 2194
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