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Issue No. 2202

“British jobs for British workers is a dog whistle to the far right”
Jon Cruddas, Labour MP, on Brown’s speech in 2007

“Immigration has been used as a 21st-century incomes policy”
Jon Cruddas, in 2010 after Labour’s election defeat

“Dear Chief Secretary, I’m afraid there is no more money. Kind regards and good luck! Liam”
Laim Byrne, chief secretary to the treasury under Labour, leaves a note for his successor

“Gross overreaction to a very minor risk”
British Airways boss

Willie Walsh on the imposition of no fly zones on Monday

“Absolute scum”
Magistrate Austin Molloy speaking to two teenagers accused of vandalism

“As some areas start to tighten their belts... if it is harder to get certain procedures... then there will be things that people will be prepared to pay for”
Jill Watts, chair of the NHS Partners Network which represents private companies providing NHS treatment

“If you want to know why humans are gay, ask a human”
Professor Paul Harvey comments on claims that same sex liaisons between other animals implies that there is a gay gene

“People like you come to these shores to avail themselves of generous welfare benefits”
Judge Ian Trigger, who was later told off for making “inappropriate remarks”

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Tue 18 May 2010, 17:44 BST
Issue No. 2202
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