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Issue No. 2199

‘The age of austerity is over. The wealthy are more prepared to open their wallets than at any time in the past two years’

The Financial Times newspaper reports on the growing spending splurge by the richest people in Britain

‘As a constituency MP? Probably the new jobs in the area’

Gordon Brown tells the Guardian newspaper what he is most proud of as an MP. He is an MP in Fife, where unemployment has risen over the past few years

‘You look like Gordon Brown in that suit’

Ed Balls claims that this is the worst thing anyone has ever said to him

‘Stabilising Britain’s financial system’

Alistair Darling describes his greatest achievement

‘My wife’

Alistair Darling on the most expensive thing he’s ever bought. Women aren’t actually for sale, Alistair

‘My dad never saw his sons enter parliament’

David Miliband tells The Guardian his greatest regret. His father wrote a left wing attack on parliamentary socialism

‘It’s my job to see that Cameron fucking well gets into Downing Street’

Tom Newton Dunn, Political Editor of The Sun newspaper last week

‘We’re looking at an incredibly high order intake from almost all markets’

Michael Macht, chief executive of Porsche

‘Luxury brands are gaining appeal again, it’s the end of shame for consumers’

Bain & Co, a consultancy firm commenting on forecasts for luxury items


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Who Says?
Tue 27 Apr 2010, 18:51 BST
Issue No. 2199
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