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In their own words

Issue No. 2203

‘Behind some obvious Lib Dem language, the hard-line Tory policies have survived almost precisely intact.’

The Daily Telegraph on the coalition’s policies

‘Look after me and Andrew will look after you. You’ll get it back tenfold. I can open any door you want.’

Sarah Ferguson, duchess of York, offering access to Prince Andrew for £500,000 to an undercover reporter

‘When this bill becomes law, the joyride on Wall Street will come to a screeching halt.’

Harry Reid, the Democrat majority leader in the US Senate, before the recent banking bill was passed

‘Financial Stocks Turn Higher After Senate Passes Reform Bill.’

Wall Street Journal headline after the bill was passed

‘The Iraq war was a mistake.’

Labour leadership candidate Ed Balls

‘If I’d been an MP in 2003 I would have voted for the war.’

Ed Balls (in the same interview)

‘It’s all very low cost. A lot of the teaching is done by IT software.’

Stephen Ball from the Institute of Education on Sweden’s ‘free’ schools. The Tories want to introduce them in Britain

‘Afghanistan IS a broken, primitive, uncivilised land.’

The Daily Express backs Tory bigot Liam Fox’s comments calling Afghanistan a ‘broken, 13th-century country’

‘Corruptible and open to fraud.’

International observers’ report into the British general election

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Who Says?
Tue 25 May 2010, 18:07 BST
Issue No. 2203
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