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Issue No. 2195

‘People listening to this can end up becoming awfully depressed I suppose.’

Chancellor Alistair Darling at the “Ask the Chancellors” TV debate

‘Blair’s back… Labour heavyweight targets Cameron.’

The Mirror reveals Labour’s secret election weapon

‘A leather bound copy of a book called Texas Cowboy and a luxury wash bag—embossed with the gold initials ‘GWB’—worth around £200.’

Revealed this week—gifts given by Tony Blair to George W Bush in the year before the Iraq war

‘It’s almost as if it was a trade union building rather than a hospitality suite. We can’t have that.’

GMB leader Paul Kenny describing the TUC’s Congress House during a week when a flurry of national strikes were announced

‘We can succeed militarily, but it’s not going to work. That’s just a fact.’

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the new Afghanistan war strategy in Kandahar

‘Britain needs to be less deferential and more willing to say no to the US.’

The Foreign Affairs committee on how to shake off the ‘poodle’ role

'At the moment of peril the world acted. Britain acted. The decision to act required experience, judgement and boldness. It required leadership. Gordon Brown supplied it.'

Tony Blair makes his first speech in British politics since resigning


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Who Says?
Tue 30 Mar 2010, 18:50 BST
Issue No. 2195
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