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Issue No. 2205

‘I don’t think we’ve been brave enough in the past to stand up and say “No”... We’re going to hold out as long as it takes.’

British Airways boss Willie Walsh tells airline industry leaders about his hardline strategy in the dispute at the company

‘[Fabio] Capello took the opportunity to introduce Emile Heskey to British Airways staff before boarding the plane, just so he could see some effective strikers at close quarters.’

Derek McGovern, the Daily Mirror’s tipster, says the England manager is taking an unusual approach to training his squad

‘I’m proud to call myself a banker.’

Jamie Dimon of J P Morgan

‘The kind of things that are needed, and would justify the word brutal, are an increase in the retirement age to 70.’

The Evening Standard’s City columnist Anthony Hilton says the Tory attacks aren’t harsh enough

‘I want my life back.’

BP boss Tony Hayward on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the US. Eleven workers died in the explosion that started it

‘The Israelis committed a war crime of piracy in international waters, kidnapping and murder—and all in pursuit of upholding an illegal blockade on Gaza that amounts to collective punishment.’

Gerald Kaufman, Labour MP, who has been a longstanding supporter of Israel, on last week’s raid on the Freedom Flotilla

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Tue 8 Jun 2010, 18:43 BST
Issue No. 2205
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