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Issue No. 2196

‘We’re all the same, we’re probably all supporting the same agenda, you know, of private involvement.’

Labour’s Baroness Morgan speaking to an undercover Dispatches reporter—this quote and the two below didn’t make the programme

‘I wouldn’t have a problem ringing up David Cameron because I know him... I’m not a sort of tribal Labour person.’

Labour MP Stephen Byers

‘I’ve got very good friends on the Tory side.’

Labour MP Margaret Moran

‘I’m a country boy. I was taught to shoot rabbits by my dad.”

Tory leader David Cameron—just before Easter

‘The G8 has become a pointless ritual where the marchers and the wankers... get to throw stones at cops miles from the decision makers... Like it or not, the agents of change in our world are the politicians.’

Bob Geldof on summit protests

‘In the old days, because of Empire, our young men were always going out to do something. And now they’re not. Of course they all go about with knives.’

Joanna Lumley on knife crime

‘Labour’s current plans imply that departmental budgets will be cut by 11.9 percent by 2014-5. There is no way to reduce spending so sharply without slashing pay and workforce numbers. Conflict is inevitable.’

A Financial Times editorial this week


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Who Says?
Tue 6 Apr 2010, 18:32 BST
Issue No. 2196
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