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Issue No. 2197

‘The biggest gaffes will likely be made by candidates on Twitter – what are the odds it’ll be me?’
Labour candidate Stuart MacLennan on Twitter – days before he was sacked for comments he made on Twitter

‘Blair plus.’
Baron Peter Mandelson’s helpful description of Labour’s manifesto

‘The next government must set out a clear and robust plan for restoring the public finances.’
Deputy director-general of the bosses’ CBI John Cridland in a thinly-veiled call for cuts

‘We simply can’t see how the deficit is going to be tackled quickly enough.’
Director general of the Institute of Directors, Miles Templeman, adds to the clamour from big business for Labour to promise to make bigger cuts – and faster

‘Even when one goes to restaurants one finds that they are all full. You do wonder where all this panic is.’
Lady Astor, mother of Samantha Cameron, on the economic crisis

‘Gassing? Appears to have been delousing.’
Zoltan Fuzessy, spokesperson for Hungarian Nazi party Jobbik, denies the holocaust. He was photographed with BNP leader Nick Griffin, who spoke at a Jobbik rally in 2008

‘Confession and repentance are not among the Christian virtues practised by the pope.’
George Monbiot on why the pope should be tried for his role in the cover-up of the sexual abuse of children

‘With the bailout agreed, there are no excuses left.’
The Financial Times newspaper demands that the Greek government imposes harsher cuts on workers

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Tue 13 Apr 2010, 18:51 BST
Issue No. 2197
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