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Issue No. 2198

‘What I say to people on the doorstep is we will only cut your throat slowly, the others will cut your head off.’

Ronnie Campbell, Labour MP for Blyth Valley, makes the case for his party

‘Thunderstorms and flocks of birds, too, present a danger to aircraft.’

Daily Express political commentator Ross Clark thinks governments have overreacted to the volcano—or are ignoring the real threat?

‘The Icelandic government misheard us. We actually said we wanted our cash back.’

Labour’s John Prescott on the volcano

‘I don’t claim a second home allowance and my husband doesn’t watch porn.’

Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman is sick of being mistaken for Jacqui Smith

‘If we had known then what we know now, there would have been no UN resolutions and no vote in the House of Commons.’

Foreign secretary David Miliband finally admits the Iraq war was wrong

‘The 2010 election is not about Iraq—that’s what we did in 2005.’

David Miliband

‘It does not contain anything that is factually incorrect.’

Labour candidate Roger Godsiff defends his leaflet picturing Lib Dems alongside child molesters and murderers

‘A bureaucratic and expensive shambles.’

Tory Ken Clarke hates the NHS

‘Lehman and its people have been unfairly vilified.’

Nick Fould, former Lehman’s chief executive

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Who Says?
Tue 20 Apr 2010, 18:02 BST
Issue No. 2198
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