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Issue No. 2206

‘Sir—Our neighbours have the lamentable habit of feeding foxes. When they are away, their vulpine dependants wait at our back door expecting to be given lunch. We think they are socialists.’
A letter to the Daily Telegraph

‘I wish Derrick Bird could have come down to London and shot dead some illegal immigrants, rather than killing his fellow British people.’
Nazi BNP election candidate Charlotte Lewis responds to the Cumbria shootings

‘What is wrong with doing this? I hate blacks.’
What Martyn Howlett, a Nazi who shouted abuse at Muslim cub scouts who were having a picnic in Bristol, told police

‘If you forgive me, I have not seen that film at all.’
Geoff Hoon after being shown a video of Baha Mousa being abused by British soldiers. Hoon was defence secretary at the time

‘If it’s what it appears to be, it looks pretty appalling.’
Geoff Hoon responds to the video

‘We must be ready for further casualties.’
David Cameron on Afghanistan

‘The imposition of futile misery is not an act of wise policy, but rather a sign of folly.’
Financial Times columnist Martin Wolf on the cuts

‘One of my political heroines.’
Sarah Palin on Margaret Thatcher—who she is coming to Britain to meet

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Tue 15 Jun 2010, 18:43 BST
Issue No. 2206
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